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 does not intoxicate 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

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HIA Launches “Hemp Is Legal” Campaign

The USA's Hemp Industries Association's new campaign seeks to address what it says is  Facebook’s current advertising policy of prohibiting marketing and promotion of...
IDT Australia cannabis licence

IDT Australia Secures Medical Cannabis Manufacturing Licence

IDT Australia Limited's (ASX:IDT) securing of a medicinal cannabis manufacturing licence is also good news for another Australian cannabusiness. IDT announced on Monday Australia's Office...
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Survey: U.S. Bankers Warming Up To Cannabis

A recent survey reveals 82% of the executives surveyed at 453 unique banks in the USA want to do business with marijuana enterprises. The nationwide...
Industrial hemp in Australia's Northern Territory

Industrial Hemp Bill Tabled In Australia’s Northern Territory

Legislation introduced to NT's parliament last week seeks to make it legal to grow and process industrial hemp in the Northern Territory. The Hemp Industry...
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THC Global Secures Medicinal Cannabis Export Licence

Australia's THC Global (ASX:THC) announced on Wednesday the company has been granted a licence to export medical cannabis by the nation's Office of Drug...