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People living with chronic pain face high rates of stigma, survey finds

More than a third of survey respondents said they had spoken to their GP about accessing medicinal cannabis to manage their pain, but faced hurdles including a complicated approval process.

Medicinal cannabis expert calls on New Zealand doctors to upskill

New Zealand's Medicinal Cannabis Scheme is set to be operational in the first quarter of 2020, with regulations made by December this year, according to the Ministry of Health.

Lucy Haslam challenges country music artists to provide a song to unite Australia's medicinal ...

Lucy Haslam, and the DC Stories team behind the controversial medicinal cannabis documentary High as Mike, have challenged the songwriters to come up with a theme song for the Australian medicinal cannabis movement.

Could medicinal cannabis curb the opioid crisis?

One of Australia's leading cannabis companies Zelda Therapeutics has been given the greenlight to commence an opioid reduction trial.

Medicinal cannabis: The family that changed Australia's debate

Their heartrending story shifted perceptions on medical cannabis - but, they argue, not far enough.

New Country Women's Association branch takes a fresh approach to tradition

CWA of Australia is currently participating in campaigns to ban alcohol advertising in sport, change laws around patient access to herbal medicinal cannabis, and raise awareness of the lack of equitable access to mental health support for rural and remote communities.

Pharmaceutical-grade medicinal cannabis 'global shortage' to be met with Australian product

An Australian medicinal cannabis company is working to address a global shortage of pharmaceutical-grade product, reducing cost and improving access at the same time

Australian CBD company Elixinol Global becomes first producer to advertise in the London Underground

Australian cannabis product producer Elixinol Global has launched a media campaign in London Underground railway stations, the first cannabis company to do so,

Biotech start-up targets billion-dollar market by producing superior cannabinoids in yeast

The young biotech start-up Octarine Bio seeks to commercialize the production of brand-new tailored cannabinoids in yeast

9 things to know about Aus Medicinal Cannabis stocks

There are 30 companies doing, or saying they’re doing, cannabis in some form or another on the ASX, and a myriad who are still private