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High Hopes

Barry Lambert had no interest in medicinal cannabis until it saved his granddaughter from the ravages of a devastating illness.

Australia may have just accidentally imported illegal cannabis, does the government care?

Australian consumers could be exposed to illegal and potentially even harmful batches of cannabis as the scandal surrounding Canadian medicinal marijuana company CannTrust heads down under.

MGC to conduct medical cannabis driving trials

MGC’s product is a 20:1 cannabidiol to tetrahydrocannabinol compound formula that is authorised for prescription as an Investigational Medicinal Product in both Australia and the UK.

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