Friday, September 22, 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

Industrial hemp in New York

Application Period For New York’s 2018 Industrial Hemp Season Opens

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has invited registrations of interest in the State's Industrial Hemp Agricultural Research Pilot Program. In July, Governor Cuomo signed...
Medicinal marijuana in Arkansas

Arkansas Medical Cannabis Program Turnaround

Just over a month ago, Arkansas' medical cannabis program looked to be in serious trouble - how things have changed over the last couple...
Medicinal marijuana and autism

More Hope For A Cannabis Treatment For Autism

A small observational trial of the use of medicinal cannabis extracts in treating autism has returned positive results. Australia's Zelda Therapeutics sponsored a trial in...
Medical students and cannabis training

U.S. Med Students Not Getting Medical Cannabis Training

While the majority of U.S. states now allow the use of cannabis medicines, a recent study has found medical students aren't receiving training in...
Australian rural doctors and medical marijuana

Australian Rural Doctors Preparing For Medicinal Cannabis

Clearing up confusion regarding medical cannabis will be a key topic at the upcoming Rural Medicine Australia (RMA17) conference in Melbourne. RMA17 is a Rural...