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on November 29, 2017 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Two new import deals hurry medical cannabis into Australia

Submitted by Marijuana News It’s been almost two years since Australia legalized medical cannabis, but for many patients, access to critical, cannabis-based medicine is still impossible. Restrictive licensing and scheduling schemes, confusing overlap of state and federal regulations, and a lack of training within the medical community have combined to keep the system stagnating. One of the most important pieces of the puzzle, however, may be finally falling into place: distribution. This month, two Australian companies announced deals to distribute cannabis-based medicines in the country. Melbourne-based HL Pharma announced last week that it will commence sales of Satipharm medical...

Submitted by Marijuana News It’s been almost two years since Australia legalized medical cannabis, but for many patients, access to critical, cannabis-based medicine is still impossible. Restrictive licensing and scheduling schemes, confusing overlap of state and federal regulations, and...

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on November 24, 2017 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Philippines: For the first time, House tackles medical marijuana bill

Submitted by Marijuana New For the first time in years, the proposed law that would allow the use of marijuana extracts for medicinal purposes is being discussed by lawmakers in plenary. The House of Representatives started tackling the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Bill of Isabela Rep. Rodolfo Albano III on Wednesday night. During the debates, Albano said there have been research done in Israel, Spain, other parts of Europe and the United States attesting to the medicinal benefits of marijuana. He said his bill seeks to allow the use of medical marijuana for those suffering from debilitating diseases like epilepsy...

Submitted by Marijuana New For the first time in years, the proposed law that would allow the use of marijuana extracts for medicinal purposes is being discussed by lawmakers in plenary. The House of Representatives started tackling the Compassionate...

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on November 24, 2017 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Medicinal cannabis hotline to cut through red tape for New South Wales patients and doctors

Submitted by Marijuana News A new hotline is expected to fast track access to medicinal cannabis for palliative care patients in NSW. Doctors will soon have access to the NSW Medicinal Cannabis Advisory Service to help them cut through the regulatory red tape of legally prescribing onshore medicinal cannabis for their patients. From January, prescribers across the state will be able to call a hotline that connects them to experts tapped into the latest international evidence-based research in the constantly-evolving field, Health Minister Brad Hazzard announced on Thursday. The experts will help doctors assess whether a patient might benefit from medicinal cannabis and guide...

Submitted by Marijuana News A new hotline is expected to fast track access to medicinal cannabis for palliative care patients in NSW. Doctors will soon have access to the NSW Medicinal Cannabis Advisory Service to help them cut through the...

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on November 14, 2017 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific

Interview: Andre Bourque Brings the First Cannabis Investment Opportunity to Shanghai Investors

Submitted by Marijuana News Cannabis industry consultant and Entrepreneur columnist Andre Bourquewas approached by a real estate publication out of New York, The Real Deal, to add cannabis investment opportunities to their annual showcase of real estate deals in Shanghai. “We had a meeting at their offices and began mapping out ways to accommodate cannabis sponsors,” shares Bourque. “The idea of owning and managing a ‘cannabis real estate portfolio’ is something the Chinese can easily grasp.” There’s no precedent for this. Since this is an industry of bold risk takers and entrepreneurs, pioneers Bourque and co. will have a handful of...

Submitted by Marijuana News Cannabis industry consultant and Entrepreneur columnist Andre Bourquewas approached by a real estate publication out of New York, The Real Deal, to add cannabis investment opportunities to their annual showcase of real estate deals in Shanghai. “We...

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on November 9, 2017 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific

Australian Cannabis Stocks Climb Amid Licensing Announcements

by Joe Wilson Last week was a good one for investors in Australia’s nascent medical cannabis industry, with gains across several key cannabis stocks.  Cann Group (ASX: CAN) charted a new high on the back of news that it had secured an import/export license for cannabis products, while penny stock The Hydroponics Company (ASX: THC) was also up after announcing it received a license to grow and produce medical marijuana. Cann Group’s import/export licence will be used by the company to send its Australian-grown cannabis to Canada for analysis and testing. On the import side, Cann Group’s CEO detailed plans...

by Joe Wilson Last week was a good one for investors in Australia’s nascent medical cannabis industry, with gains across several key cannabis stocks.  Cann Group (ASX: CAN) charted a new high on the back of news that it had...

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on November 7, 2017 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific

Mum claims cannabis oil helped her daughter, 9, ‘become alive’.

A nine-year-old girl who suffers from 19 chronic illnesses has become a ‘whole different person’ since she started taking cannabis, her mum said. Katrina Spraggon replaced daughter Kaitlyn’s cocktail of medication with cannabis oil – and says the impact has been remarkable. Before she began taking the oil, Kaitlyn was bed-ridden and unresponsive, but it has turned her life around, and she has even laughed for the first time ever. The family from Queensland, Australia even made her a marijuana-themed ninth birthday cake as they credit the drug with changing her life. Katrina, 35, said: ‘The first time I...

A nine-year-old girl who suffers from 19 chronic illnesses has become a ‘whole different person’ since she started taking cannabis, her mum said. Katrina Spraggon replaced daughter Kaitlyn’s cocktail of medication with cannabis oil – and says the impact...

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on November 6, 2017 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Here’s how much Australia has progressed since it legalized medicinal cannabis

Submitted by Marijuana News In the 12 months since the introduction of legal medicinal cannabis in Australia, the government’s laborious and highly-criticised legislation has resulted in frustration, anger and disenchantment for the very people it was intended to help most. The government is perhaps the only remaining positive voice when it comes to discussing the multiple access schemes, licenses and pathways put in place to disperse the drug. To date, the multi-staged procedure in place has resulted in 22 licenses being granted by the government, of which 10 are for supplying medicinal cannabis. The other 12 are for research...

Submitted by Marijuana News In the 12 months since the introduction of legal medicinal cannabis in Australia, the government’s laborious and highly-criticised legislation has resulted in frustration, anger and disenchantment for the very people it was intended to help...

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on October 30, 2017 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

The Australian Cannabis Invasion Of Eastern Europe

erth-based MCG Pharma, announced in early October that it had just penetrated a lucrative and growing canna market in Central and Eastern Europe. By Marguerite Arnold Australian cannabis firms are eyeing the lucrative EU market… Aussie firm, the Perth-based MCG Pharma, announced in early October that it had just penetrated a lucrative and growing canna market in Central and Eastern Europe. The firm announced that it had inked a major supply and distribution deal with Lennis, a regional medical supplies distributor. This opens the door to canna-derived medicine now reaching 15 countries in the region, including Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia....

erth-based MCG Pharma, announced in early October that it had just penetrated a lucrative and growing canna market in Central and Eastern Europe. By Marguerite Arnold Australian cannabis firms are eyeing the lucrative EU market… Aussie firm, the Perth-based MCG...

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on October 25, 2017 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Man Busted For Disguising His Pot Plants As Bonsai Trees

BySara Brittany Somerset Satoshi Ohashi, a 35-year old janitor living in the Higashiyodogawa Ward of Osaka, Japan, was arrested at his home last month for cultivating and selling “taima”—the Japanese word for marijuana (pronounced “tie-mah”)—which resembled bonsai trees due to his unique cultivation methods. Ohashi treated his pot plants as if they were bonsai trees, rather than employ the usual cultivation and production methods to grow pot plants, which normally grow over a meter high. Ohashi’s plants maxed out at 40 centimeters (15.748 inches) high instead. Bonsai Trees: Here’s What You Need To Know Literally translated, “bon-sai” means “planted...

BySara Brittany Somerset Satoshi Ohashi, a 35-year old janitor living in the Higashiyodogawa Ward of Osaka, Japan, was arrested at his home last month for cultivating and selling “taima”—the Japanese word for marijuana (pronounced “tie-mah”)—which resembled bonsai trees due...

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on October 25, 2017 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

New Zealand Cross-Party Support for Adult-Use Marijuana

By Jon Hiltz A coalition of two political parties in New Zealand has come together on a referendum that could legalize marijuana in the Asia Pacific nation. Jacinda Ardern is New Zealand’s incoming Prime Minister. Today, her Labour Party officially agreed with a recent proposal from the Green Party to hold a referendum which, depending on the outcome, could legalize cannabis for personal use. “We agreed that what we are doing now simply isn’t working,” said Prime Minister-Designate today. “We have said yes to having that referendum.” The vote on legal cannabis for adults in New Zealand is expected...

By Jon Hiltz A coalition of two political parties in New Zealand has come together on a referendum that could legalize marijuana in the Asia Pacific nation. Jacinda Ardern is New Zealand’s incoming Prime Minister. Today, her Labour Party...

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