medicinal

  1. Ron Strider

    Australia Just Approved Medical Marijuana Exports - And Sent Some Stocks Flying

    Until today, medical marijuana producer Auscann was working under the assumption that it had a target market of about 3 million Australians dealing with chronic pain. Suddenly, its potential market has been blown wide open. The Australian government announced today that it would allow...
  2. Ron Strider

    Australia: Door Opens For Medicinal Cannabis Exports

    The Turnbull government will open the way today for Australian producers to export medicinal cannabis products, a major boost for the industry. Health Minister Greg Hunt will make the announcement legalizing exports, describing it as "an important step for the development of the medicinal...
  3. Ron Strider

    Australia Aims For Global Domination Of Medicinal Cannabis Market

    Australia's fledgling medicinal cannabis market is about to get a big boost, with the Federal Government to allow exports of cannabis-based medicines. The move aims to create a bigger market for locally produced medicines so that there is a more stable and secure supply for Australian patients...
  4. Ron Strider

    Australia: Booklets Remove Mystery Regarding Medicinal Cannabis For Patients, Doctors

    Information booklets on medicinal cannabis, which aim to make it easier for doctors to prescribe the controversial drug, have been released. Advocates have placed part of the blame on the low adoption of medicinal cannabis products on most doctors having little knowledge about it. While...
  5. Ron Strider

    India: Medicinal Marijuana Makes A Strong Case, Deserves More Research

    A month ago, it was reported that a 12-year-old girl, Alexis Bortell, was suing an Attorney General in the US for the country's national policy restricting access to medicinal marijuana. Bortell suffers from epilepsy, and after extensive trial and error, she found that cannabis oil is the only...
  6. Ron Strider

    Australian Government Launches New Medical Cannabis Guidelines

    Australian doctors have been given official guidelines on how effective medical cannabis is for treating patients with chronic pain and epilepsy. New guidelines released today also provide advice about whether patients with multiple sclerosis or chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting could...
  7. Ron Strider

    New Zealand: Step Forward For Medicinal Cannabis

    A step forward for medicinal cannabis today. The Government is to reveal the contents of the Bill it's tabling at Parliament this afternoon, which is expected to include provisions to allow some terminally ill patients to legally use it. Health Minister David Clark said they have the support...
  8. Ron Strider

    New Zealand: Campaigner Wants More Than 'Tinkering' With Medicinal Cannabis Law

    A campaigner for medicinal cannabis wants a medical necessity defense introduced and a change in attitudes by doctors and the police. The government will today unveil a law change to allow easier access to medicinal cannabis. Medical Cannabis Awareness NZ coordinator Shane Le Brun said a...
  9. Ron Strider

    New Zealand - Government To Put Forward Medicinal Cannabis Bill

    One way or another New Zealand looks to be making a move on medicinal cannabis. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has revealed the Government will introduce a Bill to Parliament on Tuesday around cannabis but is keeping quiet on its contents. It's expected that the legislation would make it...
  10. Ron Strider

    Creso Gains Footprint In LatAm Via Proposed Colombian Medicinal Cannabis Acquisition

    Creso Pharma Limited today informed the market it has gained a footprint in the strategically important Latin American medicinal cannabis market with the proposed acquisition of Kunna Canada Ltd., and its wholly-owned Colombian subsidiary, medicinal cannabis group Kunna S.A.S. The crucial...
  11. Ron Strider

    Iceland's Pirate Party Wants To Legalise Cannabis For Medical Use

    The MP's for the Pirate Party put forward a proposal yesterday to the Minister of Health to allow the use and production of cannabis (medicinal hemp oil) for medicinal use in Iceland. They propose that Iceland look to the experience of countries that have already legalized cannabis for this...
  12. Ron Strider

    Thailand - Law On Marijuana Should Be Eased

    In a long overdue move, the Thai government this past week decided to relax the narcotics law and allow hemp to be grown as a cash crop in six provinces in northern Thailand. The decision to allow hemp in 15 districts of six designated provinces — Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Nan, Tak, Phetchabun...
  13. Ron Strider

    This Is Exactly How The Maltese Government Wants To Legalize Medical Cannabis

    An act to amend the Drug Dependence (Treatment not Imprisonment) Act of 2015 will be discussed in Parliament today, and could determine the future of medical cannabis in Malta. The bill, which will be undergoing its second reading in a plenary session in Parliament this evening, clarifies...
  14. Ron Strider

    Ireland: Ava Barry Back Home After Securing Medicinal Cannabis Licence

    Irish "medicinal cannabis refugee" Ava Barry, 8, arrived home from The Hague over the weekend with her parents and was reunited with her siblings for a family Christmas, writes Olivia Kelleher. Ava, who is from Aghabullogue, Co Cork, travelled to Holland last summer with her family to receive...
  15. Ron Strider

    Ireland: Health Minister Signs License For Ava Barry

    The Irish minister for health has signed a license for a seven-year old from County Cork to access medicinal cannabis. Ava Barry suffers from a severe form of epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome. On Tuesday, Simon Harris told the Dáil (Irish Parliament) he could not comment on individual...
  16. Ron Strider

    South Africa: Applications To Grow Cannabis For Medicinal, Research Purposes Now Open

    The public can start submitting applications to grow cannabis for medicinal and research purposes. The Medical Innovation Bill was discussed by MPs on Wednesday. It proposes legalizing dagga for medicinal purposes. The guidelines and regulations form part of the Medical Innovation...
  17. Ron Strider

    Medicinal Cannabis Made Legal In Poland

    Under the new regulations Polish pharmacies will be allowed to manufacture medicines taken from imported cannabis plants. Pharmacists in Poland have been given the go-ahead to make and distribute pharmaceutical products using cannabis after the Polish government made the drug legal for...
  18. 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...
  19. Ron Strider

    Denmark: Danish Companies Gearing Up For Cannabis Farming

    As of 1 January 2018 it will be possible to obtain a receipt for medicinal cannabis, thanks to a broadly-supported decision by Parliament last year. Now, a decision is to be made on whether it can be grown in Denmark. A total of 13 companies have already applied for permission from the...
  20. Ron Strider

    DC: Sen. Hatch Makes The Case For Medicinal Marijuana

    In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday morning, Senator Orrin Hatch made the case for medical marijuana. During the hearing Hatch questioned U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions about a path forward for marijuana research. Hatch made the case that because there is only one...