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Judge Recognises that Medicinal Cannabis Producers are Not Criminals

The benefits of cannabis medicine are becoming widely accepted within the Australian community. However, laws around the non-profit cultivation of the plant to help the sick continue to carry the same level of criminality as the laws for those who grow it for profit. But, it appears some magistrates and judges are beginning to make....

Australia’s First Cannabis Medicine: An Interview With Little Green Pharma’s Fleta Solomon

Locally-grown and produced medicinal cannabis products are finally available on the Australian market. Western Australian company Little Green Pharma is the first amongst a number of producers to deliver the long-awaited local product since cannabis medicines were legalised. However, this highly-anticipated development has somewhat flown under the radar, as Little Green Pharma made the announcement on....

Cannabis Legalisation Is Inevitable: An Interview With ADLaRI’s Ben Mostyn

Global drug prohibition had its beginnings over a century ago. And the intensification of its law enforcement aspect – known as the war on drugs – was launched by Nixon in 1971. In NSW, this prohibitive system is reflected in the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985. Section 10 of the Act outlaws drug possession. This....

The Cannabis Climate in Australia: An Interview With SA Cannabis Council’s Matthew Rowland

Attitudes to the cannabis plant are rapidly changing around the globe. Recreational cannabis is now legal in nine US states, while Canada is set to legalise it nationwide. And medicinal cannabis is now readily available in 31 jurisdictions throughout the US. The tide is beginning to turn in Australia too. Greens leader Richard Di Natale started a....

Legalising Personal Cannabis Use: An Interview With ACT Labor MP Michael Pettersson

ACT Labor MLA Michael Pettersson introduced a draft of a private member’s bill into the territory’s Legislative Assembly on 19 September that would effectively legalise the personal use and possession of cannabis. The Drugs of Dependence (Personal Cannabis Use) Amendment Bill 2018 would amend local criminal laws to allow for the personal possession of up to....

Cats and Dogs May Soon be Treated with Medicinal Cannabis

An Australian company is undertaking ground breaking research to determine whether medicinal cannabis products could be used to treat medical conditions in family pets. After a successful trial on dogs, CannPal is now expanding its testing to our furry feline friends. ‘The sky is the limit’ for the drug’s potential The company believes medicinal cannabis....

SA Liberals Intensify War Against Cannabis Users

Recreational cannabis will be legalised nationwide in Canada on 17 October. In the US, smoking pot is now permitted in nine states. And back in April, Australian Greens leader Richard Di Natale launched a campaign calling for the plant to be legalised in this country. However, South Australian attorney general Vickie Chapman hasn’t been paying attention. Last....

Canada Set to Legalise Recreational Cannabis

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that recreational cannabis will become legal throughout the country on October 17. Both houses of parliament have voted to repeal drug charges for small possession and limited cultivation, making Canada the first G7 country and the second country in the world to legalise (rather than decriminalise) the drug....

Drug Driving Laws Criminalise the Legal Use of Cannabis

The Berejiklian government announced in January that NSW police are set to more than double the number of roadside drug tests they conduct from 97,000 to 200,000 a year by 2020. And along with more tests, another drug will be added to the list that officers test for. As of 1 July, NSW police will begin testing....

Cannabis Gummy Bears Available in Australia

Cannabis edibles are making their way onto the Australian drug scene, and they make it easier for users to avoid detection as they can be chewed at any time, anywhere. Edible cannabis-derived gummies which may contain both THC or CBD oil in them, look like gummy bear lollies or soft chewy multivitamins. And because of....