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Growing demand - NZ's budding cannabis businesses

With a cannabis referendum on the horizon Teresa Cowie talks to NZ's businesses gearing up for a possible law change

Olivia Newton-John says husband's home-grown cannabis is helping with her cancer pain

The singer and Grease star, 70, opens up in this week's issue of PEOPLE about all the ways she's treating her stage 4 cancer

Cannabis grower Canopy partners on clinical research on retired NHL players

A Canadian cannabis producer that has a large-scale greenhouse among its operations has signed a clinical research deal with the National Hockey League’s Alumni Association to investigate the use of cannabinoids as a treatment for post-concussion neurological diseases in former NHL players

Medical cannabis registration begins in Thailand

In December, Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly passed legislation to allow for the medicinal use of cannabis and kratom in the kingdom by registered patients

Desperate patients turn to black market for medicinal cannabis despite spike in legal prescriptions

It was the day Michael Lambert watched his infant daughter suffer a violent two-and-a-half-hour seizure that he says he decided breaking the law was a small price to pay for her life

Lucy Haslam repulsed by medicinal cannabis laws, calls on nation to #FixDansLaw

In a one-on-one interview with the Leader, Lucy Haslam reveals the pain this Sunday will bring, marking four years since her son's death and why she's retracting claims of victory on medicinal cannabis

Medicinal cannabis: more data needed on clinical- and cost-effectiveness

Illegality of cannabis erects major barriers to research into the product’s health benefits or harms. As a result, research on the health effects of cannabis has been limited, leaving patients, healthcare professionals, and policymakers without the evidence they need to inform decision-making

With opioid deaths up, Maryland looks to medical cannabis as possible treatment

Using medical cannabis to help cure opioid addiction may seem counter-intuitive, but a growing number of physicians say it should be added to the list of traditional treatment options

Cannabis oil could soon be in your moisturiser - here's everything you need to know

What is CBD oil and how is it different to the cannabis you may or may not have come across before?

Inside the open-air cannabis greenhouse where drug is grown for doctors not dealers

The Colombian city of Medellin is the heart of the world’s foremost fully-licensed medicinal cannabis farm