A world first study on the effect of medicinal cannabis has on adults suffering from chronic insomnia will be conducted by the University of Western Australia.
After 26 years of running the annual Nimbin MardiGrass this year they are celebrating the fact that cannabis is finally being recognised as a medicine.
Patients in all states and territories could get faster access to medicinal cannabis under a deal to to be put to health ministers on Friday.
North coast medical-cannabis producer and campaigner Tony Bower has yet again been locked up after police raided his home on Wednesday and charged him with cultivating cannabis.
The NSW Opposition is keeping the pressure on the Berejiklian Government to remove obstacles blocking access to legalised medicinal cannabis. Doctors and patients have repeatedly complained about long processing times and repeated applications. In response, federal health minister Greg Hunt... Read More →
Southern Cross University teams up with Solaris Nutraceuticals to research potential benefits of medicinal cannabis.
The NSW government is deliberately delaying medicinal cannabis applications from doctors for patients with terminal illnesses and other serious medical conditions, driving many into the black market to source the medicine.
An information day for farmers keen on farming hemp for its medical, food and industrial uses to be held in Nimbin early next month comes as the federal government moved this week to allow the export of cannabis-based medicines.
Despite the state and federal governments purportedly making medicinal cannabis legal, they have in fact created a web of rules and regulations so restrictive that accessing it is virtually impossible.
The group seeking to set up a medical cannabis farm and extraction plant near Casino has filed application to obtain a medicinal cannabis licence and a cannabis research licence in collaboration with the National Institute of Complementary Medicine.
NSW Labor says relief for terminally ill people, their families and carers is again out of reach after the NSW Government this week voted down legislation to decriminalise cannabis possession.
An Australian-owned company that plans to grow, refine and produce medicinal cannabis products has this morning announced it has been approved to go into production and envisages it will have products on pharmacy shelves by next year.
Health professionals and experts will gather in Melbourne to discuss medical cannabis as the industry moves to position Australia as a world leader in its production.
Dr Andrew Katelaris, aka Dr Pot, was yesterday bailed to appear again in Hornsby Local Court on 28 June after being charged with a number of cannabis related offences.
There was smoke in the air at MardiGrass but not the sort I was expecting. My first experience of Nimbin was when I arrived there in 1973 as a teenager for the now famous Aquarius Festival. A haze of music and dope smoke wafted over the hills for a week. Click for photos.
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As California appears set to fully legalise cannabis in coming weeks, advocates in Nimbin are holding yet another workshop this weekend to educate people about the plant's medicinal qualities.
Update, 5:45pm: A spokesperson for the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research and Innovation, which is overseeing the NSW Government-funded clinical trials, has denied Mullaways Medical Cannabis Pty Ltd 'is involved in trials in any capacity.'
Jeremy Buckingham. The Greens NSW welcome the NSW government's announcement of increased access to medicinal cannabis, but call on Mike Baird to go further and allow doctors to proscribe medicinal cannabis to anyone with chronic pain and not just to seriously ill patients who have exhausted other options.
Northern rivers farmers are being urged to tap into a billion-dollar global hemp food market by getting on board a campaign to make it legal for them to grow and sell hemp seed for food products.
Queensland's health minister will today (Tuesday) introduce legislation into parliament to legalise the production and use of medicinal cannabis.
Victoria has become the first state to make medicinal cannabis available to people in exceptional circumstances, with the passing of historic legislation in parliament.
A Canadian expert on medical cannabis is one of the keynote speakers at tomorrow's workshop on medicinal marijuana at Nimbin Hall.
The Nimbin Hemp Embassy will apply for a licence to cultivate medicinal cannabis following the passing of laws in Federal parliament this week.
Laws allowing the controlled cultivation of medicinal cannabis in Australia will be introduced to parliament.