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on April 4, 2019 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Learn about the missing ingredient in medicinal cannabis acceptance

Submitted by Marijuana News 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. MediHuanna was established in 2016 in order to provide comprehensive, non-biased and easy-to-understand medicinal cannabis education to health professionals. Its aim is to educate the medical community on the safety requirements of prescribing through the provision of high-quality, practical, accredited, science-based training courses that help...

Submitted by Marijuana News 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...

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on December 19, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

New Zealand to vote on legalizing marijuana in 2020

Submitted by Marijuana News New Zealand may become the first Asia-Pacific country — and only the third worldwide — to legalize marijuana. A binding referendum on legalization will be held alongside the next general election in 2020, the government announced this week. It’s part of a confidence and supply agreement between the ruling Labour Party and the Greens, who welcomed the binding nature of the vote. “We’ve long advocated for a binding referendum with legislation setting out a clear, evidence-based regulatory framework. That way, we avoid a Brexit-type situation figuring out what a ‘yes’ vote means after the fact,...

Submitted by Marijuana News New Zealand may become the first Asia-Pacific country — and only the third worldwide — to legalize marijuana. A binding referendum on legalization will be held alongside the next general election in 2020, the government...

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on December 19, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Philippines president promises to sign medical marijuana bill after Miss Universe supports the issue

Submitted by Marijuana News Over the weekend Catriona Gray, the Miss Universe contestant representing the Philippines, made headlines for saying she supports medical marijuana during the interview portion of the beauty pageant. And now that Gray has won the Miss Universe competition, the most powerful politicians in her home country are now supporting medical marijuana as well, writes Joseph Misulonas. A spokesperson for the Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says the leader will sign a medical marijuana bill if it’s passed by the legislature. There is currently a bill being considered in the country’s legislature that would allow for medical marijuana, and the recent statement by...

Submitted by Marijuana News Over the weekend Catriona Gray, the Miss Universe contestant representing the Philippines, made headlines for saying she supports medical marijuana during the interview portion of the beauty pageant. And now that Gray has won the Miss...

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on November 14, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

The Republic Of Vanuatu is the latest country to legalize medical marijuana

Submitted by Marijuana News The Republic of Vanuatu—a South Pacific country with a population of 277,000—has announced they will be legalizing medical marijuana, writes Calvin Hughes. The small archipelago nation off the west coast of Australia hopes to have their first medical marijuana production licenses issued by the end of the year. Story Continues Below “I confirm that the council of ministers on Sept. 20 passed a policy paper to change the laws of Vanuatu to permit the cultivation and use of cannabis for medicinal and research purposes in Vanuatu by licensed parties,” Vus Warorcet Nohe Ronald Warsal –  Vanuatu’s acting...

Submitted by Marijuana News The Republic of Vanuatu—a South Pacific country with a population of 277,000—has announced they will be legalizing medical marijuana, writes Calvin Hughes. The small archipelago nation off the west coast of Australia hopes to have their first...

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on November 9, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Inside one of Australia’s first legal cannabis farms

Submitted by Marijuana News 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 Story Continues Below Steffen prunes some of the plants Mr Kraushaar moved to Australia eight years ago from Belgium...

Submitted by Marijuana News 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...

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on November 9, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific

Where do Thai lawmakers stand on legalizing medical marijuana?

Submitted by Marijuana News Thailand’s legislature has officially proposed allowing the licensed medical use of marijuana, making it a potential trailblazer in Asia in legalizing what used to be regarded strictly as a dangerous drug. The National Legislative Assembly on Friday submitted proposed amendments to the Health Ministry that would put marijuana and the plant kratom, popular locally as a stimulant and painkiller, into a legal category that would allow their licensed possession and distribution under regulated conditions. The ministry will review the amendments before forwarding them to the Cabinet, which will return it to the legislature for a...

Submitted by Marijuana News Thailand’s legislature has officially proposed allowing the licensed medical use of marijuana, making it a potential trailblazer in Asia in legalizing what used to be regarded strictly as a dangerous drug. The National Legislative Assembly...

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on October 6, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific

Is Australia still up in smoke about marijuana?

Submitted by Marijuana News Everything’s gone green. With Canada set to legalise recreational weed in just under two weeks’ time, and the US hot on its northern neighbour’s heels, we’re seeing the rapid emergence of a hothouse industry that has far outpaced earlier predictions. According to a report published by Arcview Market Research alongside BDS Analytics, worldwide consumer spending on legal weed is now expected to reach US$57 billion by 2027. Breaking that down, recreational spending is projected to cross the US$35 billion mark, while medical cannabis spending is expected to hit $US19.1 billion. Specifically, the North American segment will account...

Submitted by Marijuana News Everything’s gone green. With Canada set to legalise recreational weed in just under two weeks’ time, and the US hot on its northern neighbour’s heels, we’re seeing the rapid emergence of a hothouse industry that has...

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on July 5, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Australian scientists are developing medical cannabis for your pets

Submitted by Marijuana News Australians spend over $12 billion a year on looking after our pets, with vet fees being of the biggest expenses. Sadly, medication for our fluffy friends can also have awful side effects, such as nausea, loss of appetite, depression and internal bleeding. That’s where animal-focused pharmaceutical CannPal is hoping to change things. Working with the CSIRO under its Kick-start program, the company is researching ways to avoid these negative effects with medicinal cannabis. The CannPal website talks about the science behind the research, stating that all mammals have biological and neurological systems that can receive and process...

Submitted by Marijuana News Australians spend over $12 billion a year on looking after our pets, with vet fees being of the biggest expenses. Sadly, medication for our fluffy friends can also have awful side effects, such as nausea,...

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on May 6, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific

Cannabis moguls optimistic about legalisation of recreational cannabis in Australia

One of the world’s largest cannabis companies is positioning itself for recreational marijuana use to be made legal in Australia, amid fresh political debate about the proposed reform. Canopy Growth Corporation, a $5.6 billion publicly listed Canadian company, has taken out Australian patents for a range of marijuana products including its global, youth-focused “Tweed — feel free” brand for medicinal and recreational cannabis. The company has also hired political lobbying and research firm Crosby Textor to help it in discussions with the federal and state governments, following Australia’s decision in 2016 to legalise cannabis for medicinal use. A Four...

One of the world’s largest cannabis companies is positioning itself for recreational marijuana use to be made legal in Australia, amid fresh political debate about the proposed reform. Canopy Growth Corporation, a $5.6 billion publicly listed Canadian company, has...

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on May 1, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific

Australian clinical trial set to study cannabis as insomnia treatment

Submitted by Marijuana News A team of researchers from the University of Western Australia is set to embark on a world-first human clinical trial specifically examining the effects of medicinal cannabis on subjects suffering from chronic insomnia. The trial will be led by the university’s Center for Sleep Science and run in conjunction with Australian medical research and development company Zelda Therapeutics. Trial participants will be administered medicinal cannabinoid oil under the tongue one hour before going to bed, every night for two weeks. A placebo group will be also administered an inactive oil for two weeks before the...

Submitted by Marijuana News A team of researchers from the University of Western Australia is set to embark on a world-first human clinical trial specifically examining the effects of medicinal cannabis on subjects suffering from chronic insomnia. The trial...

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