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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Medical Cannabis For Treating Marijuana Addiction?

A study has provided what researchers involved say is "strong evidence" medicinal cannabis could help reduce the rate of relapse for those addicted to...
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Hemp Footwear Crowdfunder A Hit

Commercial production of waterproof shoes made from hemp looks good to go after a very successful crowdfunding campaign. The Kickstarter effort for DopeKicks was looking...
Hawaii Governor David Ige - Hemp

Hemp Holdup In Hawaii

The brakes have been put on expansion of Hawai'i's hemp industry (for now), with Governor David Ige officially vetoing SB1353 last week. Hawaii already has...
Medicinal cannabis rules - New Zealand

NZ Medicinal Cannabis Scheme Consultation Document Released

Kiwis have been invited to have their say on proposed new rules for medicinal cannabis in New Zealand. NZ's Ministry of Health has released regulatory...
THC Global cannabis licence

THC Global Racks Up Another Australian Cannabis Licence

THC Global (ASX:THC) announced on Tuesday subsidiary THC Pharma Pty Ltd has been awarded a Manufacture Licence from the Australian Office of Drug Control. This...