Friday, November 24, 2017

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

Medicinal cannabis in New South Wales

Faster Access For (Some) Medical Cannabis Patients In New South Wales

In the Australian state of New South Wales,  a $6 million statewide advisory service aimed at supporting doctors will (hopefully) help some patients gain...
Medicinal marijuana in Ohio

Hundreds Compete For Medical Cannabis Dispensary Licenses In Ohio

The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy says it has received hundreds of applications for medical cannabis dispensaries - but less than 20% will...
Medicinal marijuana in Maryland

Maryland Medical Cannabis Program Nears Full Launch

It's expected that the U.S. state of Maryland's medical cannabis program will be fully implemented within a "few weeks" - but medicines may be...
MGC Pharmaceuticals - CannEpil

MGC Pharma’s CannEpil Could Be Available In Australia Next Year

Australia's MGC Pharmaceuticals has announced a definitive supply agreement that will see its first epilepsy medicine in the hands of Australian patients. The company has...
Cannabis overdose death

Cannabis Overdose Death Headline Claims Premature At Best

Headlines of stories claiming the world's first reported "cannabis overdose death" have jumped to conclusions. As with any substance, cannabis isn't without potential health issues;...