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Inside a 'top-secret' legal Australian medicinal cannabis grow room

According to patient figures from the Therapeutic Goods Administration, from January 2017 to June 2019 more than 9200 medical cannabis access approvals had been issued. More than 6500 of those were issued this year alone.

Is This The Year Medical Cannabis Finally Goes Mainstream In Australia?

Multiple documentaries, celebrity endorsements, and commercial exposure: Is 2019 the year?

Bid to chop medicinal cannabis red tape

The change comes as a review of the Narcotic Drugs Act has encouraged the government to bust red tape that is slowing down medicinal cannabis cultivation, production and manufacturing.

Why a man who never consumed cannabis is now a medical cannabis advocate

Kevin is strictly opposed to recreational cannabis consumption and admits to once having long-standing doubts over medical marijuana being used as a chronic pain treatment.

Managing chronic pain with medicinal cannabis

A new survey by Chronic Pain Australia says thousands more people could be benefiting from taking medicinal cannabis but stigma and regulatory issues are creating barriers.

Ending the stigma

Chronic pain patients tell pharmacists: we don’t want to be treated like addicts. 68% of survey respondents said they would benefit from more education and knowledge on medicinal cannabis.

In Situ v Science live podcast recording (save the date)

In Situ Science is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting scientific research, education and public awareness. The Lambert Initiative's Dr Sam Bannister joins a panel of Sydney's best and brightest science communicators for this live podcast event on August 15

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.