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Not a druggo: Dad says he uses marijuana because of pain

"IT'S not like I'm some horticulturist.” Shaune Fisk wants people to understand that his drug-taking is a necessity.

Auscann Group Holdings positioned to be a leading supplier of Australian cannabinoid

Elaine Darby, managing director for AusCann Group Holdings, speaks with Proactive Investors.

Medicinal cannabis in Tasmania: Everything you need to know about the state's rules

The island state of Tasmania is considered a good place to grow medicinal cannabis.

Medicinal cannabis will help me: Toney Fitzgerald

“I have to cure myself and if I can’t, I die”. Toney Fitzgerald is 55 years old and he was recently diagnosed with cancer for the fourth time.

Medicinal cannabis research still needed

There is still much to learn about the benefits of medicinal cannabis, a NSW Health spokesperson says. The NSW Government is currently funding clinical trials to advance the evidence base of the therapeutic potential of medicinal cannabis.

Tasmanian Alkaloids to become medicinal cannabis producer after securing manufacturing licence

A Tasmanian company has secured a landmark licence to grow cannabis and produce pain-relieving drugs.

Medicinal cannabis driving plan inconsistent with road safety objectives, SA Police Minister says

Plans to allow medicinal cannabis users to drive in South Australia have been labelled "crazy" by the Police Minister.

Medicinal cannabis users could drive after taking the drug after MPs vote

Users of medicinal cannabis would be able to drive while taking the drug after MPs voted to change proposed laws aimed at tightening restrictions on drug driving.

Medicinal cannabis access a challenge for WA patients despite legalisation last year

West Australian patients are finding it almost impossible to obtain medicinal cannabis more than eight months after it was legalised, advocates say.

A Big Country: Growing cannabis for food and fibre

In a secret location on Queensland's Sunshine Coast hinterland Ecofibre Industries is developing cannabis or hemp varieties that are suitable for the local climate. They plan to grow the crop as a source of fibre and potentially even food.