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Cannabis regulation in Australia could be about to become way less complex — but an industry expert says the devil will be in the detail

A report into the Narcotic Drugs Act has been tabled in Parliament, recommending a number of changes to the licensing regime regulating the business of medical marijuana and other cannabis products in Australia. The report acknowledged the complexity of the current regulations. Of the 246 cannabis cultivation or research licence […]
Cannabis regulation in Australia could be about to become way less complex — but an industry expert says the devil will be in the detail
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Australian doctors need more training on medicinal cannabis, new study finds

A study of Australian doctors has found that many feel ill-equipped to provide advice on medicinal cannabis, despite the majority receiving patient enquiries. Despite that, of those surveyed who had an opinion of cannabis safety, the majority said it’s safer than other treatments such as chemotherapy. The study’s authors said […]
Australian doctors need more training on medicinal cannabis, new study finds
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Australian-made cannabis honey is coming soon

Australian company Meluka Health is closer to having a honey produced by bees pollinating on cannabis plants. ASX-listed EVE Investments, which has 50% of Meluka Health, announced today that production for an Australian organic hemp seed honey product has been completed. The honey will be sold under the Meluka brand […]
Australian-made cannabis honey is coming soon
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The Cann Group starts growing medicinal cannabis in Melbourne

The Cann Group has been given a permit by the Office of Drug Control to grow medicinal cannabis at a secret location in Melbourne. The company, which listed on the ASX earlier this month after raising $13.5 million, has been issued permits for one medicinal cannabis permit and two cannabis […]
The Cann Group starts growing medicinal cannabis in Melbourne
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Medicinal cannabis trials are expanding in New South Wales

Seven more hospitals across NSW will take part in trials of medicinal cannabis for chemotherapy patients. Health minister Brad Hazard said patients at Campbelltown, Concord, Royal North Shore, Calvary Mater Newcastle, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie Base and Wollongong hospitals will be able to take part in the trial, which is […]
Medicinal cannabis trials are expanding in New South Wales
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Australia just received its first import of legal cannabis

The first two commercial batches of medicinal cannabis in Australia have arrived in Perth and Melbourne. Both shipments originate from Canada and are to be held by Health House International in Western Australia and Pharmaceutical Packaging Professionals in Victoria, according to federal health minister Greg Hunt. “Children suffering from epilepsy […]
Australia just received its first import of legal cannabis
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Victoria’s just given medicinal cannabis to 29 kids with epilepsy

The Victorian government has taken advantage of new federal laws for importing medicinal cannabis to fast-track the medicine for 29 critically ill children. The state is leading the way on the issue and plans to have locally grown cannabis ready for medical use by the middle of 2017, but in […]
Victoria’s just given medicinal cannabis to 29 kids with epilepsy
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Doctors in NSW can prescribe cannabis from today

Seriously ill people can be prescribed cannabis-based medicines in New South Wales under changes to the law that come into effect today. The medicines were only available under clinical trials up until now, but NSW premier Mike Baird says doctors can now consider them for patients who have exhausted existing […]
Doctors in NSW can prescribe cannabis from today
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Victorian premier Daniel Andrews just showed off his stash

There’s a race on between Victoria’s Labor premier Daniel Andrews and the Liberal boss of NSW, Mike Baird, over medicinal cannabis. This week Baird revealed NSW had applied to the federal government to be the first state allowed to grow marijuana for medicinal use. Today, Victorian leader Daniel Andrews took […]
Victorian premier Daniel Andrews just showed off his stash
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NSW is about to hold a trial of medicinal marijuana for chemotherapy patients

The third stage of clinical trials into the use of medicinal cannabis, commissioned by the New South Wales government, will get underway later this year, premier Mike Baird has annnounced. The latest trials will look at whether the drug can help reduce nausea and vomiting in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, […]
NSW is about to hold a trial of medicinal marijuana for chemotherapy patients
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The state of pot in Australia: regulating medicinal cannabis

The Commonwealth government announced plans on the weekend to legalise growing cannabis for medicinal and research purposes in Australia. The news follows the Victorian government’s announcement earlier this month that it will legalise access to medicinal cannabis products for patients with severe symptoms from 2017. Meanwhile, the New South Wales […]
The state of pot in Australia: regulating medicinal cannabis