Australia

Tue
29
Aug

Career of cannabis 'doctor' goes to pot as watchdog called in

The so-called “Dr Pot” who injected cannabinoids into two women with ovarian cancer has been ­referred to the medical practitioners’ watchdog for identifying as a doctor with an anti-medicine outfit called the Church of Ubuntu.

Andrew Katelaris, who is deregistered and permanently banned from injecting any cannabis substance into people or using any derivatives in the treatment of cancer, is a consultant for the Newcastle-based Church of Ubuntu, which has been caught up in a controversial case that cannot be detailed for legal reasons.

Sat
26
Aug

Cann Group to distribute CannaKorp system

Cann Group has acquired the license and distribution rights for CannaKorp Inc's proprietary vaporising system as well as the right to produce the medicinal cannabis pods associated with the device.

CannaKorp is a Massachusetts-based technology start-up company that is simplifying and improving the inhalation process for medicinal cannabis patients. It has designed and developed vaporisation technology which incorporates a desktop vaporiser device that accepts single-use pods containing precisely prepared ground cannabis.

Cann is granted a license to import and sell the system in Australia and New Zealand, as well as manufacturing rights which includes an initial nine month exclusive right following regulatory approvals.

Mon
21
Aug

Despite legalisation, medicinal cannabis remains confusing dilemma for Australian doctors and patients

Frustrated Australian patients could still be several years away from their GPs prescribing medicinal cannabis, the Australian Medical Association's (AMA) vice president has warned.

Since publishing a range of stories on medicinal cannabis, many readers have contacted nine.com.au complaining that their GP is unwilling to prescribe what are now legal products.

Others have expressed frustration, claiming their GPs did not understand how to obtain medicinal cannabis approval or the perceived benefits of the medicine.

Thu
17
Aug

Australia: Medicinal cannabis 'red-tape' pushing doctors and patients back to illegal products

A mountain of red tape for legal medicinal cannabis is forcing the families of seriously ill patients back into the black market, according to doctors and advocates.

Wed
16
Aug

'Harder to Get Than a Gun': Australia's Medicinal Cannabis Laws Broken, Campaigners Claim

A NSW father will keep breaking the law to get black market medicinal cannabis for his sick son because he claims Australia's newly legalised system is too onerous and expensive.

Former nurse Michael Oakley told nine.com.au medicinal cannabis oil has saved the life of his son, Ben, who suffers from Stiff Person Syndrome, a very rare neurological condition.

Ben's disorder means the 21-year-old suffers acute full body muscle spasms so severe that each seizure can put his life in danger.

He has described the terrible seizures as like having a Taser pushed up against his spine.

Wed
16
Aug

Australia's BuddingTech Founder Adam Miller Learned Not to Over-Promise and Under-Deliver in His Previous Business

Many an early-stage startup founder gets through each day faking it in the hopes they one day make it, but eventually, for some, it becomes too much to keep the charade going.

Such was the case for Adam Miller, who had founded online learning platform Tuteable in 2013. Its original iteration sought to allow users with a specific, time sensitive problem to connect with ‘tutors’ able to help them solve it through the use of video chat and a virtual classroom.

Tue
15
Aug

Algae.Tec to Plant First Batch of Medicinal Cannabis in Uruguay

The 10-acre crop is estimated to yield circa 1000kg of oils, seed extracts and fibre products.

Algae.Tec Ltd (ASX:AEB) is planning to plant the first batch of medicinal cannabis crop in Uruguay this September as part of its research and collaboration agreement with Winter Garden Biosciences.

The companies are developing an initial crop of active heirloom cannabis, without genetically altered structures and with naturally high levels of cannabinoids.

Mon
14
Aug

MedReleaf Reports Q1 Fiscal 2018 Results

MedReleaf Corp. (TSX: LEAF) ("MedReleaf" or the "Company"), Canada's first and only ISO 9001 and ICH-GMP certified cannabis producer, today announced financial and operating results for the first quarter fiscal 2018 ending June 30, 2017. All amounts expressed are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.

Wed
09
Aug

Queensland Bauxite Gets Results from Winter Cannabis Crop

Potential market updates are expected regarding production, marketing and distribution agreements.

Queensland Bauxite Ltd (ASX:QBL), through its subsidiary Medical Cannabis Limited (MCL) has received a successful update regarding its winter cannabis crops.

This follows on from the early-July update that confirmed successful germination and growth rates of its pioneering winter cannabis crop.

There have been very few serious winter trials in Australia and information as to the success of these trials is scarce and uninformative.

Wed
09
Aug

Western Australia Medicinal Cannabis Gets Green Light

Australian drug regulators have granted what is believed to be the first licence to manufacture and supply medical cannabis in WA.

AusCann, whose chairman is former WA Federal Liberal MP Mal Washer, has been granted a manufacturing licence by the Office of Drug Control, paving the way for it to not only grow but also make cannabinoid medical products.

The company was given approval in May for a secure outdoor cultivation facility in WA, with the intention of having its first locally grown product ready next year.

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