Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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

CannaHub research partnership

MGC Pharmaceuticals, RMIT And HUJ Form CannaHub Partnership

MGC Pharmaceuticals (ASX:MXC), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ) have partnered to create an international medical cannabis...
Australian cannabusiness news

Australian Cannabusiness News Roundup

There were some interesting developments on Australia's cannabusiness scene last week - here's a few highlights. MGC Pharma MGC Pharmaceuticals (ASX:MXC) announced last Tuesday it had...
Hemp gin

Facebook Ad Ban Boosts Business For Hemp Gin Maker

An Australian distiller of hemp gin reportedly had ads promoting its tipple banned by Facebook - and the company has been super-busy since. Tasmania's Nonesuch...
Medicinal cannabis in Queensland

Queensland’s Government Seeks To Accelerate Medical Cannabis Access

In the Australian state of Queensland, a bill has been introduced to Parliament that aims to provide seriously ill Queenslanders with faster access to...
Cannabinoid and terpene research

Upcoming Funding Opportunity For Cannabinoid And Terpene Research

The USA's National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) intends stumping up $1,500,000 in FY19 to fund research into minor cannabinoids and terpenes. While...