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Category: Australian Medical Cannabis News

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22 July

Medical cannabis in the UK: From principle to practice Anne Katrin Schlag, David S Baldwin, Michael Barnes, Steve Bazire, Rachel Coathup, H Valerie Curran, Rupert McShane, Lawrence D Phillips, Ilina Singh, David J Nutt   Background: In the UK, medical cannabis was approved in November 2018, leading many patients to believe that the medicine would […]

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16 July

Exploring the use of cannabis as a substitute for prescription drugs in a convenience sample Sinikka L. Kvamme, Michael M. Pedersen, Kristine Rømer Thomsen & Birgitte Thylstrup   Background The use of cannabis as medicine (CaM) both prescribed and non-prescribed has increased markedly in the last decade, mirrored in a global shift in cannabis policy […]

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13 July

Proportion of Prescribed Conditions & Latest Patient Approval Numbers To date, the TGA has approved SAS applications including, but not limited to, the following indications: chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting refractory paediatric epilepsy palliative care indications cancer pain neuropathic pain spasticity from neurological conditions anorexia and wasting associated with chronic illness (such as cancer) A break […]

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06 July

Tasmania Emerges Into the Light on Medical Cannabis – Doctors Allowed to Prescribe Medicinal cannabis products are products lawfully manufactured and prescribed for a therapeutic purpose which are either derived from legally cultivated cannabis plants or synthetically made cannabinoid substances but are not included on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) ‘unregistered’. There are […]

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06 July

Proudly Supporting NAIDOC  – Cultural & Creative Achievements of Aboriginals & Torres Strait People NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week […]

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30 June

The impact of cannabis use on male sexual function: A 10-year, single-center experience Introduction: Despite increasing consumption rates in much of the world, the impact of cannabis use on various components of male sexual function remain poorly established. The purpose of this study was to further evaluate the relationship between cannabis use and reproductive and sexual […]

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29 June

Cannabis, Consciousness, and Healing Wendy Chapkis Federal drug policy defines marijuana as a prohibited Schedule 1 substance—a dangerous drug carrying a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use. This classification is largely due to the drug’s well‐known psychoactive effects (‘the high’). Because of this, even medical marijuana advocates have tended to downplay the […]

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29 June

Exploring New Use of Cannabis Among Older Adults Jennifer Baumbusch, RN, PhD Objectives: In Canada, cannabis prohibition ended in October 2018. Older adults are the fastest growing group of cannabis users and are out-pacing other groups as new users. Clinical evidence indicates that cannabis may be helpful for select medicinal purposes in this population. Yet […]

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10 June

Our Courses – Cannabis Education Available Exclusively on our Custom Built LMS We are delighted to have launched our proprietary Learning Management System (LMS). The platform is a turn key solution for qualified educators while also providing high quality courses on a wide range of cannabis related topics. Check it out here Our managed courses […]

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10 June

We are hiring! Seeking a GP with Medical Cannabis Focus (Telehealth) – Partnership Opportunity Due to a surge of enquiries to site we are looking to partner with a suitably qualified GP to capitalise on growth opportunities in this exciting new space. About us Our site was first established 5 years ago and we have […]

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10 June

Here is a 1 hour lecture of Dr Todd Subritzky’s cannabis focused research. It explores the implementation of the world’s first recreational cannabis market in Colorado and offers solid, evidence based recommendations for policy makers from a public health perspective.

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08 June

Three Recent Studies Link Cannabis Use to More Exercise Three recently published studies have associated cannabis use with higher levels of physical activity. Physical activity, sedentary behaviour and cannabis use in 15,822 US adults: cross-sectional analyses from NHANES L Smith, F Sherratt, Y Barnett, C Cao, M A Tully, A Koyanagi, L Jacob, P Soysal, […]

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01 June

The long-term efficacy of cannabidiol in the treatment of refractory epilepsy Cannabidiol (CBD) has been shown to reduce seizures among patients with refractory epilepsies of various etiologies in recent clinical trials and an expanded access program (EAP). Most studies report efficacy over short time periods (<1 year), with little published on longer term efficacy. Here, […]

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26 May

American Medical Association’s Harmful War on Cannabis Dr Peter Grinspoon writes: The American Medical Association (AMA) has become unmoored in history, seemingly unaware that both racism and the War on Drugs are no longer tolerated by society. A confluence of recent activities and events having to do with their stance on medical cannabis puts them […]

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22 May

Buy hemp products and bamboo products online After a Covid enforced hibernation, we are delighted to announce the relaunch of our online store Cool Hemp Stuff.  provides high quality bamboo and hemp products from Australia and around the world. We love the versatility of hemp and are proud to offer a wide range of products […]

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16 May

Cannabis, Cannabinoids, and Sleep: a Review of the Literature Abstract Purpose of Review The current review aims to summarize the state of research on cannabis and sleep up to 2014 and to review in detail the literature on cannabis and specific sleep disorders from 2014 to the time of publication. Recent Findings Preliminary research into […]

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10 May

Cannabis Nausea Study Abstract Goals: We measure for the first time how a wide range of cannabis products affect nausea intensity in actual time. Background: Even though the Cannabis plant has been used to treat nausea for millennia, few studies have measured real-time effects of common and commercially available cannabis-based products. Study: Using the Releaf App, 886 […]

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09 May

Despite TGA warnings, most Australian medical cannabis patients still access via the black market  The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is warning consumers about the risks of buying medicinal cannabis products online.  In what seems to be an acknowledgement that the vast majority of medical cannabis patients in Australia still access products via the so-called ‘legacy’ […]

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09 May

UK CBD Sales Surge   Research from two industry pressure groups reveals the UK cannabinoid (CBD) industry was worth £690mln in the 12 months to the end of April – up almost a third since a 2019 estimate. CBD is the non-psychoactive element derived from both marijuana and hemp plants. It is used in an […]

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02 May

Epidyolex added to PBS for Dravet Syndrome Press conference about a new treatment on the PBS and Phase 2A of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout Read the transcript of the press conference with Minister Hunt at the Star Health GP Respiratory Clinic at the Prahan Townhall in Melbourne on 30 April about a new treatment for […]

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12 April

Medical Cannabis: where are we at? This is a fantastic article by respected experts Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos AM was Australia’s first authorised GP prescriber of medicinal cannabis in May 2018. Professor Iain S McGregor is the Academic Director of the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics at the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre. […]

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12 April

Duration of cannabis impairment New analysis from the Lambert Initiative defines durations of impairment after inhaled or oral THC doses. Findings raise questions about current drug-driving laws, which penalise for THC presence, not intoxication levels. A comprehensive analysis of 80 scientific studies has identified a ‘window of impairment’ of between three and 10 hours caused […]

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04 April

Self-Identified Medical Cannabis Consumers Report Substituting It for Prescription Drugs Key Findings • 22% of respondents reported that medical cannabis has decreased pain (517 respondents, N=2,302).a • 39% reported that medical cannabis has improved quality of life (900 respondents, N=2,302). • 61% reported having replaced prescription opioids and benzodiazepines with medical cannabis (988 respondents, N=1,622). […]

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04 April

Cannabis tolerance can decrease impairment in medical cannabis consumers   Previous studies have reported conflicting results in terms of acute effects of cannabis in man. Independently of other factors, such discrepancy may be attributable to the different cannabis use history of study volunteers. It is thought that regular cannabis users may develop tolerance to the […]

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04 March

To date, the TGA has approved SAS applications including, but not limited to, the following indications: chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting refractory paediatric epilepsy palliative care indications cancer pain neuropathic pain spasticity from neurological conditions anorexia and wasting associated with chronic illness (such as cancer). The above list is provided as an overview and does not […]

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