Friday, July 28, 2017

What is Medical Cannabis?

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.

What is Industrial Hemp?

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.

Cannabis & Hemp News

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 and multiple sclerosis in the UK

UK MS Society Calls For Greater Medicinal Cannabis Access

After having reviewed its position on cannabis as a medical treatment for people with multiple sclerosis, the UK's MS Society is calling on the...
Jeff Sessions and cannabis scheduling

USA’s Attorney General Sued Over Cannabis

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is among the defendants named in federal lawsuit  challenging the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) in relation to cannabis. The 90-page...
Australia's prescription opioid crisis

Australia’s Pharmaceutical Opioid Overdose Crisis

More Australians have been dying from pharmaceutical opioid overdoses than heroin - a disturbing issue that medical cannabis may be able to help address. A...
Kondo - Hemp Housing

Tiny Hemp Houses A Solution For Worker Accommodation

A U.S. company has come up with what it says addresses the issue of affordable housing for employees in luxury resort towns - Kondo,...
Senator John McCain

A Medical Cannabis Treatment Option For John McCain’s Brain Cancer?

U.S Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with a form of brain cancer that may be responsive to treatment with medical cannabis. The Senator's office...