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.
The president of Nimbin’s Hemp Embassy, Michael Balderstone, has revealed he tested positive for cannabis during a recent random drug test in the area. The lifelong cannabis advocate says he has yet to decide whether to fight the matter in court.
Southern Cross University teams up with Solaris Nutraceuticals to research potential benefits of medicinal cannabis.
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.
‘Whoa! Look at that!’ says a big bloke with a big red beard, pointing across the road as he leaves the pub. His excitement is so great he stumbles over the step onto the footpath, losing a thong. ‘Must have a been a bumper crop...’
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.
Man told police he had 'just found' a carry bag that police say contained a range of restricted prescription medications.
North coast cannabis law-reform campaigners have called for an amnesty on prosecution of people using medicinal cannabis, as the first trials of its use are soon to begin in NSW.
North Coast growers involved in the production of medicinal cannabis should be granted an amnesty from prosecution given the widespread use and growing acceptance of the plant’s medicinal qualities, according to the Nimbin Hemp Embassy.
John Kaye, Richard Di Natale and Jenny Leong for the Greens. During the recent election campaign, Australian Greens health spokesperson Senator Richard Di Natale joined his Greens NSW counterpart MP John Kaye in Sydney with Greens candidate for Newtown Jenny Leong to outline their approach to medicinal cannabis reform.
Chibo Mertineit, Nimbin. Good on you Michael Balderstone from the HEMP Embassy for exposing the decades-long police exaggeration of the results of the cannabis-eradication helicopter raids in the northern rivers.
A medicinal cannabis-making workshop will be held in Nimbin on Saturday following “thousands” of enquiries from across Australia.
Australia's health ministers have offered their support to NSW in its bid to get a clinical trial of medicinal cannabis off the ground.
North coast medical-cannabis producer and campaigner Tony Bower, a hero to many sufferers of debilitating illness, was given a one-year jail term yesterday when he faced court for cultivating cannabis, but his lawyers immediately appealed.
Medicinal cannabis is back in the news again after a planned trial to grow it in Norfolk Island was blocked by the federal government last week. In fact, cannabis science is one of the fastest moving frontiers in pharmacology.
Medicinal cannabis advocate Tony Bower is a free man after being placed on parole for 12 months and described in court as not ‘your standard criminal’.
The demand for black market medicinal marijuana has become so intense the Nimbin Hemp Embassy is urging people to ‘do it yourself’.