Australia

Mon
23
Aug

Cannabis use spiked, but methamphetamine use plunged in Australia during COVID-19 lockdown

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Wastewater samples taken during 2020 show that methamphetamine (ice) use plunged in Australia during the first COVID-19 lockdown while cannabis use spiked, according to a new study led by the University of South Australia.

Western Australia recorded the largest drop in ice loads, falling more than 50 per cent between April and June 2020, attributed to border closures restricting imports of the popular drug. Cannabis is largely produced locally so national supplies were still plentiful, and wastewater samples reflected this, with all states except the Northern Territory showing large increases in cannabis use.

Fri
20
Aug

Man allegedly tries to smuggle 145kg of cannabis across border

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A man has been charged after allegedly attempting to smuggle over $1,000,000 worth of cannabis across the New South Wales – Queensland border.
 
Police allege the man attempted to cross the border into Queensland on Thursday night for the second time that day at the Griffith Street, Coolangatta checkpoint.
 
He told officers he was transporting goods in the Mercedes Sprinter van and had travelled from South Australia, but could not provide a valid permit.
 
A man has been charged after attempting to smuggle over $1,000,000 worth of cannabis across the New South Wales – Queensland border. (New South Wales Police)
Fri
20
Aug

Hemp flaunts its foodie credentials at Delicious. Harvey Norman Produce Awards

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The straight-laced cousin of cannabis is becoming a mainstream food product, with some impressive nutritional credentials.

Hemp is shaking off its stoner and hippy connotations and gaining a foodie following as more people come to appreciate the plant’s taste and nutritional benefits.

Having garnered widespread acceptance since the Australian Government declared it legal to sell hemp as a food in late 2017, hemp’s protein-rich seed has made its way onto supermarket shelves, and into products ranging from hemp burger patties to nut bars, beer, gin and kombucha.

Wed
18
Aug

Eve & Co. Announces Medical Cannabis Supply & Purchase Agreement with Australian Distributor TCann Pty Ltd.

STRATHROY, Ontario, Aug. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eve & Co Incorporated (“Eve & Co”, “we”, “us” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: EVE; OTCQX: EEVVF), is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Natural MedCo Ltd. (“NMC”) has successfully entered into a Medical Cannabis Supply and Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”) with TCann Pty Ltd., Australia (“TCann”), an import/export and distribution company of para-pharmaceutical, medicinal and narcotic products located in Thornleigh, New South Wales.

Fri
06
Aug

Paraguay To Export Cannabis Oil To USA And Australia

By Franca Quarneti via El Planteo.

Paraguay will begin exporting oil, proteins and other non-psychoactive cannabis derivatives to the United States and Australia.

This was confirmed this Wednesday by Mario Abdo Benítez, president of Paraguay, during a visit to the industrial plant of Healthy Grains S.A

Wed
28
Jul

Hemp Shows Promise In Australian Livestock Trial

A trial carried out in Western Australia is indicating strong potential for hemp to be a good summer feed option for livestock.

There’s a lot of anecdotal evidence that hemp is a great livestock feed, but one of the challenges is regulatory – concerns about how the intoxicating cannabinoid THC may impact animal products. While THC is only present in small amounts in hemp, the fact it exists at all is the main reason it remains illegal to feed it to livestock in many jurisdictions.

Wed
28
Jul

Using cannabis may not slow down sperm, but it could reduce its numbers

U.S. researchers acknowledge that new study results should not be considered irrefutable, but they still offer some guidance about whether or not men should be consuming cannabis if trying to start a family.

Noting that cannabis consumption is common among men presenting for a fertility evaluation, the investigators suggest using weed “may have a detrimental effect on semen quality, particularly morphology and volume.”

Mon
26
Jul

Australian Research On Cannabis Entourage Effect

hemp leaves and oil

Research out of Australia is indicating the “entourage effect” associated with medicinal cannabis is likely really a thing.

So, what is the entourage effect?

Coined by Israeli researchers in the late 1990’s, the entourage effect describes medical cannabis treatment efficacy not being limited to a specific cannabinoid such as THC or CBD, but multiple compounds working together producing a therapeutic effect. These compounds aren’t just cannabinoids, but also terpenes – aromatic chemicals.

There are many who accept the entourage effect exists, but to this point scientific evidence to support it has been scant.

Fri
23
Jul

CF Survey: Educational Info About Cannabis, CBD Lacking

Assessment, documentation, and education regarding cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD) use among cystic fibrosis (CF) patients varies across centers in the U.S., according to a survey of nearly 300 CF healthcare providers.

This variability may be related partially to the different laws between U.S. states regarding these controversial substances, the researchers noted.

The data also highlighted the need for more educational materials about cannabis-based products and CF to allow care teams to have knowledgeable conversations with patients.

Fri
23
Jul

Australia examines use of hemp extracts to treat anxiety, seizures

Pharmacologists at the University of Sydney in Australia have found tantalising clues as to why low-dose CBD products containing a full-spectrum of cannabinoids seem to have therapeutic impacts at relatively low doses.

The study shows cannabinoids in a cannabis extract interact to produce much higher concentrations of cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) in the bloodstream than when CBDA is administered alone as a single molecule.

In fact, the cannabis extract delivered 14-times higher CBDA concentrations in the bloodstream when administered orally to mice.

Low-dose CBD products appear to reduce anxiety and are anticonvulsant agents against seizures. But it remains unclear how these products produce these results.

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