Prescribed medicinal cannabis patients show improvement despite setbacks

Prescribed medicinal cannabis patients show improvement despite setbacks

Posted May 06, 2018 06:00:39 Photo: Medicinal cannabis patient Joe Dick showed some improvement before there were setbacks. (ABC News: Tim Morgan) Tasmania’s first patients to be prescribed medicinal cannabis show signs of improved health after more than two months of treatment. Joe Dick, 27, started taking the drug at …

Cannabis use and psychosis: what is the link and who is at risk?

Cannabis use and psychosis: what is the link and who is at risk?

By Jerome Sarris and Joe Firth Posted April 25, 2018 11:56:35 Photo: Only certain compounds in cannabis are at fault. (Flickr: Nena B) There has been a recent global rise in “green fever”, with various jurisdictions either decriminalising or legalising cannabis. But alongside relaxing the rules comes concern about the …

Marijuana moguls optimistic about legalisation of recreational cannabis in Australia

Marijuana moguls optimistic about legalisation of recreational cannabis in Australia

Updated April 23, 2018 06:27:27 Video: Green Rush: Australia’s new marijuana moguls (ABC News) One of the world’s largest cannabis companies is positioning itself for recreational marijuana use to be made legal in Australia, amid fresh political debate about the proposed reform. Canopy Growth Corporation, a $5.6 billion publicly listed …

Legalising cannabis adds $3.6bn to Australian economy, budget office says | Business

Legalising cannabis would reap the Australian economy almost $2bn a year, the Parliamentary Budget Office has found. The Greens plan to not only decriminalise cannabis but also legalise it for adult use is the latest case study of political differences, with both Labor and the Coalition looking into legalising it …

Australia should tax and regulate cannabis, not prohibit it

Australia should tax and regulate cannabis, not prohibit it

By Alex Wodak Posted April 19, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: Cannabis is one of the most popular recreational drugs in Australia. (Robert Galbraith, file photo: Reuters) The decision to ban cannabis was an accident of history. There was no careful root and branch review of the evidence. Instead, Australia was represented …

Cannabis reform is needed, but it cannot ignore the risk to young minds

Cannabis reform is needed, but it cannot ignore the risk to young minds

By Tony Bartone Posted April 17, 2018 18:37:24 Photo: The AMA says cannabis use should be seen primarily as a health issue and not as a matter for law enforcement. (Supplied: Port Film Co-op) The use of cannabis in society is complex. Cannabis has been used since pre-modern times, mostly …

Greens announce plan to legalise cannabis to take it ‘out of the hands of criminals and dealers’

Greens announce plan to legalise cannabis to take it ‘out of the hands of criminals and dealers’

Updated April 16, 2018 20:50:34 The Greens want to legalise cannabis for Australians over the age of 18, in a bid to take the drug out of the hands of criminal dealers. Key points: Richard Di Natale says cannabis needs to be sold in a “more tightly controlled” environment He …

Greens propose full legalisation of cannabis | Society

The Greens have proposed full legalisation of cannabis – including for recreational use – with a new government agency to act as the single wholesaler of plain-packaged cannabis. People would also be allowed to grow up to six marijuana plants at home for their personal use under the new policy, …

People prescribed medicinal cannabis will have now access to it within two days under streamlined process

People prescribed medicinal cannabis will have now access to it within two days under streamlined process

Posted April 13, 2018 18:49:39 Australians prescribed medicinal cannabis will now have access to the drug within two days, after a meeting of state and territory health ministers in Sydney. Patients have been waiting months for access to the drug, under current legislation which sees a double-approval process from both …

Synthetic cannabis drug kingpin David Piccinato jailed over sex shop syndicate

Synthetic cannabis drug kingpin David Piccinato jailed over sex shop syndicate

By Rhea Abraham Posted April 12, 2018 16:08:12 A drug kingpin who used adult shops as a front for a deadly synthetic cannabis syndicate has been jailed for six years, but could be released after spending less than 18 months behind bars. Two men died and 35 people were hospitalised …