Friday, April 20, 2018

Cannabis has been used by humanity for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. After many years of unjustified prohibition and vilification in some countries, legal medicinal marijuana is now making a huge comeback – and it’s set to change the world of health and medicine dramatically.

Read more about how medical marijuana could benefit millions of patients and potentially treat a huge range of debilitating conditions more safely than current conventional pharmaceutical treatments.

Often confused with marijuana, industrial hemp in not psychoactive and has tens of thousands of uses – everything from textiles, medicines and building materials to biofuels and car parts.

A hardy, fast-growing and high-yielding crop, industrial hemp can be successfully grown on land where other crops can’t; with less water and other inputs such as pesticides and fertilizer. Learn more about this amazing plant, industrial hemp’s long association with humanity and its myriad uses and applications that can benefit all of us.

The latest news and reports from Australia and around the world on the legal medical marijuana and industrial hemp revolution. With new stories and information added regularly, our news section covers topics including politics, law, business, technology, medical breakthroughs, studies and survey reports.

Stay informed with the all the latest news from the sector and developments in the booming legal cannabis sector – this exciting industry is just getting into gear and the boom will only gain steam!

Latest Medical Marijuana And Industrial Hemp News

Industrial hemp in South Australia

South Australia’s First Industrial Hemp Cultivation Licences Issued

The first significant industrial hemp crops in South Australia will be grown in spring through to early summer this year following the State Government’s...
Industrial hemp legal in Alaska

Industrial Hemp Now Legal In The U.S. State Of Alaska

Alaska's Governor Bill Walker signed industrial hemp legislation into law last week - with a hemp pen. As of last Friday, the plant with myriad...
Medicinal cannabis access in Australia

Council Of Australian Governments Agrees To Faster Medicinal Cannabis Approvals

At last Friday's COAG Health Council meeting, all Australian states and territories supported faster access to unregistered medical cannabis products. Ministers agreed to the...
Hemp Farming Act

Bipartisan Industrial Hemp Bill Introduced In The USA

A bill for the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 has been introduced and, if passed, would get the U.S. federal government well out of...
MGC Pharmaceuticals

Australian Company To Produce Medicinal Cannabis In Malta

Australian company MGC Pharmaceuticals (ASX: MXC) has been given the green light and a chunk of land to grow medicinal cannabis in Malta. Malta Enterprise...