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

Cannabis oil in Georgia

Georgia Governor Signs Cannabis Oil Bill Into Law

A bill signed by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp provides for the production, manufacturing, and dispensing of low THC cannabis oil in the...
GP medical cannabis survey - New Zealand

New Zealand Medical Cannabis Survey Results

A survey of New Zealand medical professionals’ views on medicinal cannabis shows an increasing interest from patients and the willingness of...
Industrial hemp in Kansas

Industrial Hemp Program Legislation Gets Kansas Governor’s Nod

The Governor of Kansas, Laura Kelly, yesterday signed the Senate Substitute for House Bill 2167, which establishes the state's Commercial Industrial Hemp...
Hemp theft in South Australia

“Relentless” Hemp Thefts Discourage South Australian Growers

It's tragic and frustrating that Australia's hemp industry is threatened by idiots - it's not as though farmers don't have enough in...
Industrial hemp in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Industrial Hemp Bill Heads To Governor

A bill to expand Oklahoma's currently quite limited industrial hemp program has gained the green light from the House and Senate and has...