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Everything you need to know about medical cannabis

With the recent wholesale legalisation of medical cannabis in Canada, this controversial topic has become hotter than ever before. Here’s the latest on what’s legal, what’s not, and which way the wind is blowing

Canada's cannabis legalisation a boon for Aussie companies

With legalisation of recreational cannabis coming into effect on 17 October in Canada, Australian companies are hoping to capitalise on what is expected to be a $6.5 billion industry

The paradox at the heart of the medical cannabis industry

There is a paradox at the heart of the medical cannabis industry. While optimism about its future is tremendous, evidence for its effectiveness is patchy to poor

WA family forced to pay $40ka year for son's medicinal cannabis

When Perth mother Lisa Johnson gave the first drops of cannabis oil to her severely disabled son three weeks ago she was full of hope

Easy being green? Startups fight for hemp dominance

Hundreds of thousands are being invested in hemp businesses - is Australia's hunger strong enough?

Cannabis clinics won't solve anything for those who can't afford it

Medicinal cannabis advocates have cautiously welcomed the opening of clinics in Australian cities, but warn they will do little to solve issues around access and cost for patients who benefit from the drug

Two brokers hired for BOD Australia equity raising

Bod Australia has hired Canaccord Genuity and Taylor Collison to oversee a capital raising, as it seeks to accelerate growth in its medicinal cannabis business

Medicinal cannabis IPO raises $20 million

Shares in medicinal cannabis supplier Althea Group treble in value on their ASX debut

Elixinol is the latest Australian cannabis company to list on US stock exchange

Australian cannabis player Elixinol is the second company in as many weeks to list on a specialised United States stock exchange

Medical cannabis safe alternative to painkillers, says advocate Lucy Haslam

With a growing number of opioid overdoses, often from prescription painkillers, Lucy Haslam is advocating for medical cannabis to be used as a safe alternative