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  1. Ron Strider

    Australia: Historic Moment For Medical Cannabis

    In a historic moment for Townsville a Defense veteran has been dispensed medical cannabis to medicate post-traumatic stress syndrome for the first time. Lee Donnollan will be given the medication for the first time in Townsville under the special access scheme which gives patients access to...
  2. Ron Strider

    Here's How Much Australia Has Progressed Since It Legalized Medicinal Cannabis

    In the 12 months since the introduction of legal medicinal cannabis in Australia, the government's laborious and highly-criticized 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...
  3. Ron Strider

    Malta: Cannabis Activists Seek End To 'Current Wild West System'

    A group of people from all walks of life have launched a legislative framework for the regularization of marijuana which would allow the government to "take control of the current wild west system". The ReLeaf manifesto was drawn after years of a failed national drug policy and the...
  4. Ron Strider

    Aus: Tasmania's Medicinal Cannabis Access Scheme Stalls As Doctors Remain Hesitant

    he first month of the Tasmanian Government's Medicinal Cannabis Controlled Access Scheme is being bogged down in hours of paperwork and confusion over how it is meant to operate. Since the scheme started on September 1 the Health Department has received just three applications from medical...
  5. Ron Strider

    Fewer Young People Than Ever Feel They Have Easy Access To Cannabis

    The number of young people who believe they can easily access cannabis has plummeted since 2002, data published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs reveals. Researchers from Boston University, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of North Carolina and St. Louis...
  6. Ron Strider

    Aus: Cannabis Prescriptions Without Adequate Support Raising Concern Among Doctors

    Rural doctors are warning they are unprepared to prescribe medicinal cannabis, despite patients requesting access to the controversial drug. Victoria became the first state in Australia to legalize the use of cannabis for medical purposes, with the first access given to children with serious...
  7. Ron Strider

    Australia: Tasmanian Medicinal Cannabis Program Opens

    Tasmanians will have access to medicinal cannabis when the state government's Controlled Access Scheme starts on Friday. From September 1 medical specialists will be able to prescribe medical cannabis products for patients where conventional treatments have failed. Epilepsy Tasmania chief...
  8. Ron Strider

    AUS: Medicinal Cannabis - Government Accused Of Defying Senate Will Over Importation

    An attempt to open up access to imported medicinal cannabis for dying patients has failed, prompting accusations the executive arm of the Government is defying the will of the Parliament. In June a rainbow coalition of senators came together to defeat the Government and overturn restrictions...
  9. Ron Strider

    Australia: Lucy Haslam Says Medicinal Cannabis Regulations Are Broken

    A Tamworth movement helped change the tide on medicinal cannabis in Australia, but our local advocates are struggling to take pride in today’s system, where compassion has taken a backseat to political point-scoring. Lucy Haslam says the medicinal cannabis conversation in Australia needs to be...
  10. GodOfPot

    PM Access Please

    Hello to an Admin here! I know it requires 50 posts for PM access as a way to weed out advertisers, bots etc.... I'm not a bot or advertiser, just wondering if it's possible to get PM access early. Been trying to PM a sponsor here and a couple of the members, so just want to know if it's...
  11. Ron Strider

    Netherlands: How Much Should Society Stigmatize Marijuana

    By 2011, Maastricht, a pleasant town in the southern Netherlands, was worried that the marijuana legally sold in its coffee shops was attracting too many drug tourists. To address the concern, the city restricted purchase of marijuana to Dutch, Germans, and Belgians. This new law gave...
  12. Ron Strider

    Malta: Doctors Call For Greater Access To Medical Cannabis

    Patients who need cannabis as treatment "have been forgotten", and before discussing the recreational use of the plant, Malta should prioritize access to more medicinal cannabis preparations, the authorities are being urged. "It is upsetting to be told that I can no longer access my treatment...
  13. Ron Strider

    Canada: Curiosity For Cannabis Increasing In The Maritimes Ahead Of Legalization

    There is growing concern about an increase in cannabis choices hitting the market. New regulations are less than a year away, but in the meantime customers are already have more access to products than ever before. Chris Enns of the Farm Assist Cannabis Resource Centre says curiosity for...
  14. Ron Strider

    Lawmakers Reintroduce Federal Bill To Protect Medical Marijuana

    A group of bipartisan lawmakers are supporting legislation to protect medical marijuana patients from the likes of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other drug warriors appointed by the Trump administration. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act was...
  15. Ron Strider

    Australia: Medicinal Cannabis products 'Sitting In Warehouses', Senate Committee Told

    Fewer than 150 people in Australia have ever been given approved access to medicinal cannabis products and there are only 25 authorized prescribers of the drugs, according to evidence at a Senate estimates committee. Officials from the Health Department told the hearing that figure had only...
  16. Ron Strider

    Australia: Geelong Cat Zack Tuohy Wants Medicinal Cannabis For Sufferers Like His Dad

    CATS defender Zach Tuohy is taking up the fight of his Parkinson's sufferer father to fast-track patient access to medical cannabis. The star recruit has opened up for the first time about his Irish dad's health battle and his own strong stance on the contentious issue of patient access to the...
  17. Ron Strider

    Better Patient Outcomes Hinge On Better Medical Marijuana Legislation

    Two decades of state-by-state progression have resulted in legislation permitting the cannabis plant's access for patient use. Over that same time, industry has promoted assurances for legislation that enhance the cannabis plant's outcome. More important than access to the plant or advancing...
  18. K

    First Licence Granted To Grow Medicinal Cannabis In Australia

    Access to medicinal cannabis has taken another major step forward today with first licence being granted for an Australian company to grow and harvest medicinal cannabis. This major development will lead to improved access to domestically produced medicinal cannabis products for Australian...
  19. K

    FL: Why Is A Pro Pot Lawyer Advocating A Denial Of Access To Medical Marijuana?

    If you are part of the NORML crowd, you probably know Mike Minardi. He is kind of a thing in the world of weed and, frankly, being a pro-marijuana attorney has become his calling card. Minardi is on the board, listed as "Legal Director," of NORML of Florida. He is part of CannaMoms and the...
  20. K

    AU: Access To Medicinal Cannabis To Get Easier

    Currently, the medication is sourced from overseas on a case-by-case basis, a system involving delays. The move will make it easier for patients who now must wait for the product to be imported once prescribed an authorised doctor. Australia is now growing its own crops of cannabis for...