Australia

Thu
04
Apr

Learn about the missing ingredient in medicinal cannabis acceptance

MediHuanna founder and chief medical officer Dr Teresa Towpik, discusses the importance of developing the education of professionals regarding medicinal cannabis.

Towpik highlights MediHuanna’s work to educate health professionals about the science of medicinal cannabis and equip them with the practical skills necessary to prescribe and treat those in need.

Tue
02
Apr

Tilray announces support of two new clinical research studies in Australia and Canada

Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ:TLRY), a global leader in cannabis research and production, today announced its support of two new clinical studies: a pilot study led by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) in Melbourne, to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a larger randomized placebo-controlled trial of cannabis extract as a form of treatment for reducing Severe Behavioral Problems (SBP) in pediatric patients with Intellectual Disabilities (ID); and a study with McGill University Health Centre’s Division of Infectious Diseases and Chronic Viral Illness, to examine the effectiveness of medical cannabis on immune activation in People Living with HIV.

Thu
28
Mar

Could marijuana help treat Tourette syndrome? Researchers at University of Sydney investigate

An Australian medical research company is teaming up with a University of Sydney research fund to perform clinical trials to investigate if medical cannabis could be a potential treatment for individuals with Tourette syndrome.

Wesley Medical Research in Brisbane will receive cannabis “facilitation” from University of Sydney’s Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics with Bod Australia, and the trial is being referred to as the “first of its kind.”

Tue
12
Mar

Legalizing cannabis doesn't increase marijuana use, but decriminalizing it does: New study

Legalizing the sale of marijuana doesn't lead to an increase in cannabis consumption, but decriminalizing the use and possession of weed does, writes Calvin Hughes and James McClure.

Mon
11
Feb

These three medical cannabis companies are growing larger across the globe

Portuguese company Holigen is looking to build one of the largest cannabis cultivation facilities in the world in the Alentejo region of Portugal. The site will house 500,000 kilograms of cannabis per year to start.

According to the company, the warm climate and low labor costs make Portugal an ideal place to grow cannabis.

When it is fully operational in 2020, Holigen claims the facility will be capable of producing 635,000 kilograms per year. It’s a harvest that would place Holigen among the world’s top cannabis producers.

In August 2018, Holigen acquired a 5,000-square-meter site in Lisbon. In September, the company did its first non-founder capital raise to begin building the biggest indoor, and outdoor licensed medical cannabis grow in Europe.

Fri
30
Nov

Wine, weed, or both?

Wine…weed…or both?

Why choose when you don’t have to. Right?

At least that’s what Van Solkov probably thought as he sat at a coffee shop in Sonoma Square, California. He had been watching wine tour bus after wine tour bus pass by.

That’s when the idea came to him. Why not mix wine and weed in a tour?

Solkov is now the founder of Happy Travelers Tours, a tour company that does just that, takes you on a wine and weed combination tour.

As they say on their website, Happy Travelers’ weed and wine tour is for the ‘Canna-Curious.’ For people who want to learn more about California’s weed production but also to educate people on the medicinal properties of weed.

Wed
28
Nov

Australian medicinal cannabis product prices falling rapidly

The results are in from the first structured review of legal medicinal cannabis product prices in the Australian market, and it’s very encouraging for patients.

The study, undertaken by Cannabis Access Clinics Research Centre, revealed that over the past 12 months, the number of legal products available to Aussie patients is up threefold from 11 products to 35, and entry level product prices have nearly halved as pricing competition has intensified.

Mon
19
Nov

Australia: Making a fortune with hemp oil

For years, Sydney woman Natalie Moubarak battled skin problems caused by psoriasis — until she discovered hemp oil.

The mum of two used the oil topically and found it worked wonders, and also knew it was used around the world in drinks to achieve similar health benefits.

She was sure hemp-infused water would be a hit on the Aussie market, but faced one huge hurdle: it was not legal to use hemp in food in this country at the time.

However, the 31-year-old knew there was a growing push to legalise it, and in 2016 she began her own slow business journey.

Fri
09
Nov

Inside one of Australia's first legal cannabis farms

Australia's first cannabis farms are expected to be providing medical marijuana by next year. Medifarm, located in the Sunshine Coast, opened its doors to reporters recently to show the healthy plants in their facility.

“I know what this plant can do, my neighbour was cured,” Medifarm master grower Steffen Kraushaar said. “So I dedicated my career to use cannabis under legal circumstances and it is really exciting now.”


Master grower Steffen Kraushaar in the greenhouse at MediFarm

Fri
02
Nov

Aphria's Australian-based partner Althea granted manufacture licence

Aphria Inc. (TSX: APHA and NYSE: APHA) today announced that its Australian-based partner Althea Company Pty Ltd. has been granted a Manufacture Licence by the Australian Government's Office of Drug Control.

The license provides Althea with authorization to manufacture extracts and tinctures of cannabis and cannabis resin in accordance with relevant manufacture permits.

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