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Stories about "medicinal cannabis":

Nimbin medicinal cannabis event, March 27

Two experienced medical cannabis doctors and a retired magistrate who is passionate about changing the drug driving rules will take part in the MEDICAN gathering in Nimbin.

It’s legal to grow and distribute – but only by the anointed

Byron based medicinal cannabis producer is sending cannabis to Germany in a breakthrough $92m deal yet the humble plant remains illegal for locals and continues to put people behind bars.

Prescribing medicinal cannabis in the Northern Rivers

Northern Rivers general practitioner Dr Jamie Rickcord will deliver insights into his personal experience prescribing medicinal cannabis to local residents managing chronic health conditions.

Call for moratorium on cannabis arrests

Patient access to to the medical use of cannabis once again sparked protests following two police raids in Queensland. Set against a backdrop of legalisation of cannabis for both medical and recreational use around the world it appears to be a waste of taxpayers money.

Medicinal cannabis cultivation and research facility in the Northern Rivers

Council says there will be up to 100 new local jobs will be created at a multi-million dollar medicinal cannabis operation in the Lismore Local Government area.

It’s not just about getting high – it’s about cannabis healing

It is all about healing and the Nimbin HEMP Embassy is bringing together speakers together to discuss the way in which cannabis can help people this weekend.

Canadians drop out of Casino cannabis farm venture

The proponent of a medicinal cannabis production facility near Casino, which launched its plans with fanfare in 2017, says it will continue despite the loss of its venture partner.

Drugs: call for no more ‘nanny state’

The weekend blitz targeting roadside alcohol and drug testing has highlighted NSW government laws that target the use of cannabis rather than its impact on driving.

Film premiere to headline medicinal cannabis symposium in Tweed Heads

A film exploring the challenges Australians face in trying to access medical marijuana is set to premiere at a major medicinal cannabis symposium in Tweed Heads in March.

(You can’t fool) the children of the prohibition

It’s official – most Australian adults use recreational drugs. In 2016 around 42 per cent of the population used alcohol weekly or more often and 10 per cent used cannabis.

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