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on October 11, 2017 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Australian States Split on Medical Cannabis

by Joe Wilson Access to cannabis for people with terminal illnesses and chronic pain was delayed last week when the New South Wales (NSW) state government blocked a law that would have decriminalized possession of marijuana for those suffering from serious medical conditions. The legislation, which would have decriminalized possession of up to 15 grams of cannabis in cases where it was being used to treat chronic pain, was introduced by the opposition Labor party and blocked by the majority Liberal Legislative Assembly. Despite the fact that the proposed law grew out of the recommendations of a bipartisan parliamentary inquiry...

by Joe Wilson Access to cannabis for people with terminal illnesses and chronic pain was delayed last week when the New South Wales (NSW) state government blocked a law that would have decriminalized possession of marijuana for those suffering from...

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on October 11, 2017 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific

Canadian Firm Invests in Massive Australian Cannabis Venture

by Joe Wilson The economic promise of medical cannabis in Australia has taken some time to realize. So far, the few legal cannabis production facilities in the country have created only a handful of jobs.  However, if Canadian cannabis giant PUF gets its way, Richmond Valley in the state of New South Wales could soon become the home of the largest cannabis cultivation operation in the Southern Hemisphere. Through an Australian subsidiary, PUF has agreed to a strategic partnership with the Richmond Valley Council in the state’s Northern Rivers region to construct a nine-hectare (roughly 22-acre) greenhouse operation. The facility...

by Joe Wilson The economic promise of medical cannabis in Australia has taken some time to realize. So far, the few legal cannabis production facilities in the country have created only a handful of jobs.  However, if Canadian cannabis giant...

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on October 9, 2017 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Australian Biotech Company Wants to Treat Autism Symptoms With Cannabis

How much will this imorove the quality of life for so many people diagnosed with autism. ? How much unecessary pain and suffering all this years due to the lack of research due to prohibition . Finally the truth is coming out and we can look at cannabis for what it really is . A medical miracle plant. !! Australian penny stock Zelda Therapeutics (ASX:ZLD) announced last week that it has completed an observation trial in Chile, and is reporting successful results for treating core symptoms of autism with medical cannabis extracts. Zelda officials say they now plan to...

How much will this imorove the quality of life for so many people diagnosed with autism. ? How much unecessary pain and suffering all this years due to the lack of research due to prohibition . Finally the truth...

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on September 27, 2017 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Philippines House Committee Green Lights Medical Marijuana

By Mike Adams   Despite the fact that the Philippines has become the murder capital of the world when it comes to dealing with its drug offenders, the nation’s legislative forces are giving serious consideration to a proposal that could lead to the legalization of marijuana for medicinal use. The Philippines house committee has so far been particularly open to the idea. Early Approval By Philippines House Committee According to a report from CNN, a House committee recently put its stamp of approval on a bill called the “Philippine Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act,” which would allow patients suffering from a...

By Mike Adams   Despite the fact that the Philippines has become the murder capital of the world when it comes to dealing with its drug offenders, the nation’s legislative forces are giving serious consideration to a proposal that could...

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on September 18, 2017 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

New Zealand Doctors Allowed To Prescribe CBD For Medical Conditions

Until recently, CBD was a controlled drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act. Now change is afoot down under… By Addam Corre Until recently, CBD was a controlled drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act, based on British legislation, but now the newly-dubbed ‘wonder drug’ is available direct from your doctor, with a prescription Unfortunately, the new move doesn’t go nearly far enough, but it’s a start. As Rose Renton told reporters, regarding her son Alex, who was the first New Zealander to be given an exemption to use medical cannabis, the new move is, “Totally symbolic. The only CBD that...

Until recently, CBD was a controlled drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act. Now change is afoot down under… By Addam Corre Until recently, CBD was a controlled drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act, based on British legislation, but...

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on September 13, 2017 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Canopy Growth signs deal to supply Australian company with medical cannabis

Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED) has signed an agreement with AusCann Group Holdings Ltd. to be its exclusive supplier of medical cannabis for the Australian market. Canada’s largest licensed cannabis producer says it will start with the transfer of a range of medicines for research and commercialization in Australia. The deal allows Canopy to pursue other Australian opportunities.The agreement follows a partnership deal last year that saw Canopy take stake in AusCann in exchange for expertise in a number of areas including production, quality assurance and operations. It is the second international deal announced by Canopy this week. On Monday,...

Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED) has signed an agreement with AusCann Group Holdings Ltd. to be its exclusive supplier of medical cannabis for the Australian market. Canada’s largest licensed cannabis producer says it will start with the transfer of a...

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on September 13, 2017 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Blockchain Company Aims to Transform Australia’s Medical Cannabis Sector

by Joe Wilson Blockchain, the technology that powers digital currencies like Bitcoin, will make a cannabis-sector debut in Australia with the help of Canadian cannabis app developer Global Cannabis. The company has announced that it will launch an Australian subsidiary called Global Cannabis Apps (Australia), and has tasked the new company with the development of blockchain software for use in the medical cannabis industry. A blockchain, sometimes called distributed ledger technology, is distributed secure information recorded across a network of computers. Exciting, right? Surprisingly, yes. Blockchain is being seriously hyped by financial tech experts—drawing comparisons to the printing press,...

by Joe Wilson Blockchain, the technology that powers digital currencies like Bitcoin, will make a cannabis-sector debut in Australia with the help of Canadian cannabis app developer Global Cannabis. The company has announced that it will launch an Australian...

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on September 8, 2017 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Olivia Newton-John’s cannabis crusade

Aletha Wilkinson Olivia Newton-John will champion the use of medicinal cannabis when she is in Australia this week, to raise money for her wellness and research centre. “I will do what I can to encourage it. It’s an important part of treatment, and it should be available,” the singer, who announced a second battle with breast cancer in May, told News Corp. Olivia said she uses the drug – which is legal in her home state of California – and it’s helped her during her second fight against cancer. “I use medicinal cannabis, which is really important for pain...

Aletha Wilkinson Olivia Newton-John will champion the use of medicinal cannabis when she is in Australia this week, to raise money for her wellness and research centre. “I will do what I can to encourage it. It’s an important...

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on August 28, 2017 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Showdown On Imported Cannabis Hits Australia

Could nitty gritty politics send the Australian cannabis import industry into turmoil before they even get off the ground? By Marguerite Arnold Australia has begun slowly allowing cannabis imports – but a new showdown in Parliament puts distributors in jeopardy. Have trade wars finally hit the cannabis industry? It appears that they have, down under… Australia, like Germany, has moved forward on implementing a domestic medical cannabis program that relies on domestic crops. They are also moving forward with clinical trials and wider study of the effects of the drug on many different chronic conditions. However, in the meantime, there...

Could nitty gritty politics send the Australian cannabis import industry into turmoil before they even get off the ground? By Marguerite Arnold Australia has begun slowly allowing cannabis imports – but a new showdown in Parliament puts distributors in jeopardy....

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on July 30, 2017 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific

Maneka Gandhi suggests legalising marijuana for medical purposes in India

Women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi has suggested legalising marijuana, a psychoactive drug, in India for medical purposes on the lines of the practice adopted by some developed countries like the US to curb drug abuse. The suggestion was made by Gandhi at a meeting of a group of ministers (GOM), which examined the draft cabinet note national drug demand reduction policy, according to the minutes of the second meeting, a copy of which is with PTI. The GoM approved the draft national policy with minor modifications suggested in the meeting. Gandhi informed that in “some of the...

Women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi has suggested legalising marijuana, a psychoactive drug, in India for medical purposes on the lines of the practice adopted by some developed countries like the US to curb drug abuse. The suggestion...

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