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Things Just Got A Little Bit Easier For People Seeking Medicinal Cannabis In NSW

Minister for health Greg Hunt urged other states and territories to follow NSW's new program.

Labor promises more than $1 million to get more South Aussies access to medicinal cannabis

Election pledge to increase education

Cannabis licence considered for Alfie Dingley, 6

Baroness Williams tells the Lords "every option is being considered" for Alfie Dingley who has epilepsy.

Boy with rare form of epilepsy denied cannabis oil treatment

The government has refused to issue a licence for a six-year-old boy with a rare form of epilepsy to be treated with cannabis oil, despite evidence that it has eased his symptoms and support from MPs.

Mother who gave her dying son cannabis to ease his cancer symptoms says it's saved his life Read mo

A mother from Watton, Norfolk, who gave her dying son cannabis in a desperate final attempt to ease his cancer symptoms has spoken of how it saved her own life, as well as her child's.

The chronically-ill patients who need cannabis to ease their pain

Patients who depend on cannabis to ease their pain have spoken out after Wales' Assembly Members voted to lobby the UK Government to legalise the drug for medicinal use.

Medicinal cannabis access still challenging for patients in wake of Government's export push

Mr Hunt said he hoped Australia will become the world's top medicinal cannabis supplier. But Australians are still having trouble accessing the drug here at home.

"The cannabis industry needs more education if we want to advance" - Emma Chasen of SSC

Emma Chasen has a mission to educate people on the science behind cannabis, so that they may take charge of their own healing.

Med schools don't prep docs on cannabis

Doctors frequently report that they learn about cannabis from their patients. That is in part due to the paucity of training offered in medical schools.

Chemotherapy and cannabis

Chemotherapy is a part of many peoples lives, including children. A 2014 study estimated that 15,780 children and teens learned what it means to have cancer that year.