Australian hemp food producer expecting 400 per cent growth in next 12 months – Cannabis News

An Australian producer of hemp foods is predicting a 400 per cent growth in the next year, even though it is still illegal to sell hemp products for human consumption here.

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In Australia, epileptic children to get cannabis-based drug ahead of trials, NSW Premier says – Cannabis News

New South Wales children with the worst cases of drug-resistant epilepsy will be the first children in Australia given access to a cannabis-based treatment.

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Cannabis trialled as melanoma treatment by Australia’s University of Canberra – Cannabis News

Researchers at the University of Canberra will collaborate with a pharmaceutical company to test the efficacy of medicinal cannabis in treating melanoma.

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Medical marijuana legalized in Australia – Marijuana News

(CNN) - The Australian Parliament passed a measure Wednesday legalizing medical marijuana. The amendments to the Narcotic Drugs Act will allow cannabis to be legally grown for medical and scientific purposes for the first time in Australia.

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Australia commits to legal growing of medicinal marijuana – Marijuana News

CANBERRA, Australia — Australian lawmakers committed on Wednesday to legalize the growing of marijuana for medical use within a part of the world renowned for zero-tolerance and harsh penalties for illegal drugs.

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Australian government to legalise growing of medicinal cannabis; Labor calls for nationwide scheme

Australia map and flag. Image: Stasyan117 via Wikimedia Commons
 
The Federal Government has announced it will legalise the growing of cannabis for medicinal purposes.
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Medicinal cannabis could be legally available in Australia by 2016

Medicinal cannabis may soon be legalized in Australia. Image: Max Mason Hubers via Sydney Morning Herald

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Medicinal cannabis could be legally grown and prescribed to patients as early as next year under a cross party bill that has attracted initial support from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
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Australian girls in Canada for cannabis oil treatment

Tabetha (right) and Georgia-Grace Fulton (left), 13 and 8, both suffer from a degenerative lung disease. Their mother, Bobby-Jo (back left), brought the girls to Victoria, B.C., so they could access the cannabis oil treatment after a successful, and illegal, 12-week trial in Australia. Video image via CTVNews.ca
 
An Australian family who traveled to Canada in order to legally access cannabis oil treatment could soon be forced to return home, where the life-changing medication is outlawed.
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Australian research finds cannabis more popular with older people than ever before