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on February 14, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Cannabis campaigners say New Zealand is lagging behind the rest of the world

NINA HINDMARSH delves into the moral quandary of cannabis legalisation in New Zealand. Do we risk being on the wrong side of history not doing something to loosen the laws soon? Jeanette Saxby and her daughter Jonee Saxby-Koning were driving down an isolated stretch of highway in central South Island when they saw the red and blue lights of the police car flashing behind them. Jeanette glanced at the speedometer, which read 110kmh, and realised why she’d attracted the cop’s attention. But of greater concern at that moment was the 12 ounces of raw cannabis flower she had just collected for one of her...

NINA HINDMARSH delves into the moral quandary of cannabis legalisation in New Zealand. Do we risk being on the wrong side of history not doing something to loosen the laws soon? Jeanette Saxby and her daughter Jonee Saxby-Koning were driving...

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on February 12, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Not just a drug, it’s a cure: Medicinal cannabis advocate in Perth to speak about promising autism study

“The acceptance of medicinal cannabis was absolutely driven by social attitude, and now medicine is catching up.” An international advocate for medicinal cannabis use says Australia needs to work harder at changing social attitudes toward its use. Ana Maria Gazmuri was a Chilean soap opera actress in the 1980s and is now president of the Daya Foundation, a not-for-profit that promotes alternative therapies and medicinal cannabis. Medicinal cannabis is coming to WA. Photo: Rohan Thomson Chile legalised the use of medical marijuana in 2015 and Gazmuri was a prominent advocate for that change. She’s now touring Australia to speak at events supporting medicinal...

“The acceptance of medicinal cannabis was absolutely driven by social attitude, and now medicine is catching up.” An international advocate for medicinal cannabis use says Australia needs to work harder at changing social attitudes toward its use. Ana Maria...

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on February 5, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Ausultralia : Victoria’s medical cannabis trial to treat children with severe epilepsy ‘success

Up to 90 children with severe epilepsy will have early access to medicinal cannabis in Victoria, as the state sets its sights on becoming the country’s leading exporter. Victoria became the first state to legalise medicinal cannabis in 2016, and it has successfully trialled imported products on 29 children with severe epilepsy. Now the state government will fund up to 60 more treatments over the next two years, with more to come once local products become available. “These are children for whom, very sadly, the long-term prognosis is not always a positive one and simply cannot afford to wait until...

Up to 90 children with severe epilepsy will have early access to medicinal cannabis in Victoria, as the state sets its sights on becoming the country’s leading exporter. Victoria became the first state to legalise medicinal cannabis in 2016,...

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on January 31, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific

Facing Prison for Providing Free Cannabis Medicine: An Interview with Jenny Hallam

The benefits of medicinal cannabis have been rediscovered over recent years. Clinical trials and research papers have documented evidence that shows cannabis medicines can treat conditions, such as  chronic pain, seizures in children with Dravet syndrome and multiple sclerosis. In the US, medical marijuana is legal  in 29 states. While the Australian federal government passed legislation in February 2016, to allow for the legal cultivation and manufacture of cannabis for medicinal purposes. However, close to two years later, there’s still no domestic products available in this country. So, it seems slightly amiss that a South Australian woman, who was supplying patients with medicinal cannabis oil for...

The benefits of medicinal cannabis have been rediscovered over recent years. Clinical trials and research papers have documented evidence that shows cannabis medicines can treat conditions, such as  chronic pain, seizures in children with Dravet syndrome and multiple sclerosis. In the US, medical...

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on January 24, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

New Zealand Moves Toward Roadside Drug Tests For Meth And Weed

Is the New Zealand police force really comparing weed to crystal meth? By Bill Weinberg A big push is on in New Zealand for a bill that would give police the power to conduct roadside saliva tests for methamphetamine, ecstasy (MDMA) and cannabis. The public face of the campaign to pass the legislation for roadside drug tests is Malcolm Barnett, who in 2005 lost his 18-year-old stepdaughter to a road crash with a driver who was wasted on meth, or “P,” as they call it in New Zealand. The Background A meth-fueled motorist drove 300 meters down the wrong side...

Is the New Zealand police force really comparing weed to crystal meth? By Bill Weinberg A big push is on in New Zealand for a bill that would give police the power to conduct roadside saliva tests for methamphetamine, ecstasy...

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on January 18, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Weed in Sydney

Sydney is the capital of the New South Wales state in Australia, and also the most populous city. The city is a perfect spot for tourists, it has a great all around climate, beaches and all the amenities of a large metropolis. Australia is one of the countries with the highest prevalence of cannabis use, despite the fact that it remains illegal. Here is our guide to marijuana in Sydney. Cannabis laws in Australia Cannabis is illegal in Australia however, the laws are not very strict when it comes to personal use and possession. The laws are different from state to...

Sydney is the capital of the New South Wales state in Australia, and also the most populous city. The city is a perfect spot for tourists, it has a great all around climate, beaches and all the amenities of...

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on January 10, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Inside Queensland’s first legal cannabis farm

The medical marijuana industry has been identified as an Australian business growth story as Queensland’s first licensed cannabis farm prepares to receive its ‘mother’ plants in the next five weeks. The plants are to be imported to the Sunshine Coast from Israel and manufacturing of enough medicine to supply 5000 patients is due to begin within six months. Last week, federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced changes to regulations that would allow for medicinal cannabis exports, capitalising on what the government estimated would be a $70 billion industry by 2025. The federal government has also approved the sale of medicinal marijuana, but prescriptions for the product will be strict. High...

The medical marijuana industry has been identified as an Australian business growth story as Queensland’s first licensed cannabis farm prepares to receive its ‘mother’ plants in the next five weeks. The plants are to be imported to the Sunshine Coast from Israel and manufacturing of enough medicine...

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on January 8, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Australia plans to allow medical cannabis exports

The Australian government plans to allow exports of medical marijuana in an attempt to grab a pieceof growing demand for MMJ worldwide. Regulations currently banning exports of medicinal cannabis products will be removed when Parliament resumes in February, according to ABC News. The broadcaster reported that the changes will cover marijuana-based oils, patches, sprays, lozenges and tablets. Health Minister Greg Hunt said his government hopes Australia can be “the world’s number one medicinal cannabis supplier.” One condition for an export permit: Medicinal cannabis be made available to Australian patients first, Hunt said. Australia legalized MMJ in 2016. Australia will face tough competition in...

The Australian government plans to allow exports of medical marijuana in an attempt to grab a pieceof growing demand for MMJ worldwide. Regulations currently banning exports of medicinal cannabis products will be removed when Parliament resumes in February, according to...

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on January 4, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific

Australia aims to be world’s top medicinal cannabis supplier after exports get green light

Australia’s budding medicinal cannabis sector is set for a major windfall after winning approval to begin exports. The health minister, Greg Hunt, said allowing medicinal cannabis product exports will help the developing domestic market to grow. “By helping the domestic manufacturers to expand, this, in turn, helps to ensure an ongoing supply of medicinal cannabis products here in Australia,” Hunt said in a statement. He said he hopes Australia can be the world’s top supplier of medicinal cannabis. The export permit will be done by regulation. The federal government in 2016 legalised patient access to Australian-grown and manufactured medicinal cannabis, subject to...

Australia’s budding medicinal cannabis sector is set for a major windfall after winning approval to begin exports. The health minister, Greg Hunt, said allowing medicinal cannabis product exports will help the developing domestic market to grow. “By helping the domestic...

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on January 2, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific

These 2 Australian cannabis producers plan to create medical marijuana products for stressed pets

Small cap cannabis plays Queensland Bauxite and Algae Tec are teaming up to enter the world of animal therapeutics. Shares in both companies surged on Friday, Queensland Bauxite (ASX:QBL) trading up 18 per cent and Algae Tec (ASX:AEB) 25 per cent. Under the agreement, AEB will licence seeds from QBL’s subsidiary Medical Cannabis (MCL) to establish cannabis-based supplements and medication for animals.   QBL share price movements over the past 6 months. Source: Investing.com “There’s no doubt we have secured one of the most coveted assets in the medical Cannabis industry, being our own exclusive lawful and licensed Cannabis...

Small cap cannabis plays Queensland Bauxite and Algae Tec are teaming up to enter the world of animal therapeutics. Shares in both companies surged on Friday, Queensland Bauxite (ASX:QBL) trading up 18 per cent and Algae Tec (ASX:AEB) 25...

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