Have you ever wondered why data on medical cannabis is so difficult to access in Australia? The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) may have accidentally revealed the answer during an interview with Health Europa’s Medical Cannabis Network (MCN).
According to data supplied to Hack by ACT police, there hasn’t been any meaningful increase in drug arrests or drug-driving charges.
According to Harm Reduction Australia, New Zealand’s upcoming referendum on legalising cannabis could significantly impact drug law reform in Australia and may even trigger marijuana tourism when borders between the two countries reopen.
Collins said she would vote no to legalising cannabis, and had never used the drug, while Ardern – for the first time – said she had: “A long time ago.”
The Say Nope To Dope campaign are blinded by their own mission. A mission which does not benefit New Zealand. And which certainly does not benefit the people of New Zealand.
The path to the pharmacy is likely to be harder than they think, with an emerging supply glut pushing prices to record lows.
Little Green Pharma has shifted its laboratory testing to the in-house lab of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) following the contentious publication of a TGA report identifying products which failed a potency audit.
GW Pharmaceuticals’ plant-derived CBD drug Epidyolex received approval from Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to be used in treating seizures related to Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome for patients 2 and older.
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A new country music collaboration is supporting change in accessing medical cannabis.
This year, the Geen family will make history as they harvest a crop of 60,000 cannabis plants on their 60-acre property.
Yesterday (Wednesday September 16th) was Cannabis Plant Eradication Day in Quebec, and the SQ were in the field with choppers and chain saws. Illegal pot production remains an offence under the criminal code, and the SQ remains committed to disrupting the harvest period. Police note that while cannabis consumption is legal, you should be buying from legitimate vendors and not supporting Quebec’s underground economy.
Those rising Alberta earnings are driven mainly by a proliferation of stores — 524 have been approved.
The vertically integrated license, meant for smaller craft operators, will allow the company to grow up to 150 plants that can be processed into oil, edibles and other products for sale in an adult-use storefront.
Gov. Wolf says legalizing marijuana would bring Pennsylvania hundreds of millions of dollars. State GOP leaders say it’s not so simple.
Rushing into the market is becoming commonplace, sort of like shoot first, ask questions later, with the cleaning up of regulatory errors, mishaps, and loopholes done in the aftermath. Chances are, what Poland left out will be filled in, in the coming months or years.
With this new option, patients in Peru have access to two medicinal CBD products: One is imported from the United States and sold through a pharmacy; the other is Khiron’s product imported from Colombia.
Ever since reports emerged that actress Rhea Chakraborty administered drugs, especially cannabidiol (CBD) oil, to her late boyfriend and actor Sushant Singh Rajput without his knowledge and consent, people have been wondering if CBD oil is legal in India.
There are certain locations that stand out when it comes to cannabis, mainly for their wonky, disconnected sets of laws – and Georgia is one of those places. As a smaller country which doesn’t get as much press attention, it tends to go under the radar.
Jose Rivera, a cannabis activist, told Reuters that the garden is a tool to educate and offer “human rights.”
One of the latest Latin American countries to legalize low-THC cannabis, Ecuador, is looking to hemp grain as a cheaper alternative to corn for its large shrimp industry.
The legalization of medicinal cannabis, and the opening of a global export market did nothing to change the laws around recreational cannabis in Thailand. Cannabis still remains a category 5 narcotic under Thai drug laws and illegal possession of the plant can garner a person up to 15 years in prison.
Some cannabinoids are legal in Hong Kong – such as cannabidiol – otherwise known as CBD. This is what the owners of the newly established ‘Found’ café are bringing to the city, with the first establishment of its kind.
SCIENCE & TECH
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AI applications for cannabis will be similar to other wholesale or medicinal crops – it’s just that the research is in its infancy. It will take time for AI to synchronize with specific plant genetics – but honestly, this is the same for all agricultural products.
Cannabis grown with carcinogenic Plant Growth Regulators / Plant Growth Retardants (PGRs) have flooded the Australian black market in recent years. Hydroponic PGR grows are common due their high profitability and low cost of operation for criminal syndicates. Colloquially, PGR goes by many names – scag, dirt, ‘Brisbane/Melbourne Red’ and ‘Canberra/Adelaide’ Gold, to mention just a few.
Almost a third of polled migraine sufferers in the U.S. have turned to medical marijuana for relief and the vast majority of those who did report that cannabis and cannabinoids have helped to reduce related pain levels.
A new study indicates that a growing number of women are either using cannabis or want to use it for the management of bothersome menopause symptoms.
Topicals and edibles are offering pain management solutions for seniors seeking relief for arthritis.
As awareness around cannabis grows, consumers are becoming better versed in the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids in the treatment of specific autoimmune diseases, inflammation, and gastrointestinal disorders.
What sets THCV apart from the other cannabinoids is it has the ability to suppress appetite, as studies are demonstrating.
POLITICS & LAW
CULTURE & HISTORY
“What’s Growing in Grandma’s Garden” depicts a boy learning about cannabis from his grandmother.
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY
Entrepreneurs in the smokable hemp sector have reason to hope that tobacco consumers may convert at least partially to hemp products within the next year.
Despite seeing a fall in popularity and manufacture owing to the ongoing stigma associated with recreational cannabis, hemp’s environmental attributes have seen the crop begin to make a resurgence in the fashion world.
CBD Oil to hemp, producers to importers, retailers to non-profits, and more. If they work with the cannabis plant and conduct business in Australia, you’ll find them here.
Thursday, 1 October 2020 7:00 pm AEST: Join an esteemed panel of industry leaders as they discuss key commercial insights about the Australian and New Zealand cannabis markets.
Thursday, 8 October 2020 7:30 pm AEDT: Join Dr. Jamie Rickcord as he discusses his insights into using cannabis as a treatment for mental health during COVID-19.
Thursday, 15 October 2020 7:00 pm AEDT: Understanding South Korea’s Medical Cannabis Market.