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on January 18, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Weed in Sydney

Sydney is the capital of the New South Wales state in Australia, and also the most populous city. The city is a perfect spot for tourists, it has a great all around climate, beaches and all the amenities of a large metropolis. Australia is one of the countries with the highest prevalence of cannabis use, despite the fact that it remains illegal. Here is our guide to marijuana in Sydney. Cannabis laws in Australia Cannabis is illegal in Australia however, the laws are not very strict when it comes to personal use and possession. The laws are different from state to...

Sydney is the capital of the New South Wales state in Australia, and also the most populous city. The city is a perfect spot for tourists, it has a great all around climate, beaches and all the amenities of...

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on January 10, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Inside Queensland’s first legal cannabis farm

The medical marijuana industry has been identified as an Australian business growth story as Queensland’s first licensed cannabis farm prepares to receive its ‘mother’ plants in the next five weeks. The plants are to be imported to the Sunshine Coast from Israel and manufacturing of enough medicine to supply 5000 patients is due to begin within six months. Last week, federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced changes to regulations that would allow for medicinal cannabis exports, capitalising on what the government estimated would be a $70 billion industry by 2025. The federal government has also approved the sale of medicinal marijuana, but prescriptions for the product will be strict. High...

The medical marijuana industry has been identified as an Australian business growth story as Queensland’s first licensed cannabis farm prepares to receive its ‘mother’ plants in the next five weeks. The plants are to be imported to the Sunshine Coast from Israel and manufacturing of enough medicine...

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on January 8, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Australia plans to allow medical cannabis exports

The Australian government plans to allow exports of medical marijuana in an attempt to grab a pieceof growing demand for MMJ worldwide. Regulations currently banning exports of medicinal cannabis products will be removed when Parliament resumes in February, according to ABC News. The broadcaster reported that the changes will cover marijuana-based oils, patches, sprays, lozenges and tablets. Health Minister Greg Hunt said his government hopes Australia can be “the world’s number one medicinal cannabis supplier.” One condition for an export permit: Medicinal cannabis be made available to Australian patients first, Hunt said. Australia legalized MMJ in 2016. Australia will face tough competition in...

The Australian government plans to allow exports of medical marijuana in an attempt to grab a pieceof growing demand for MMJ worldwide. Regulations currently banning exports of medicinal cannabis products will be removed when Parliament resumes in February, according to...

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on January 4, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific

Australia aims to be world’s top medicinal cannabis supplier after exports get green light

Australia’s budding medicinal cannabis sector is set for a major windfall after winning approval to begin exports. The health minister, Greg Hunt, said allowing medicinal cannabis product exports will help the developing domestic market to grow. “By helping the domestic manufacturers to expand, this, in turn, helps to ensure an ongoing supply of medicinal cannabis products here in Australia,” Hunt said in a statement. He said he hopes Australia can be the world’s top supplier of medicinal cannabis. The export permit will be done by regulation. The federal government in 2016 legalised patient access to Australian-grown and manufactured medicinal cannabis, subject to...

Australia’s budding medicinal cannabis sector is set for a major windfall after winning approval to begin exports. The health minister, Greg Hunt, said allowing medicinal cannabis product exports will help the developing domestic market to grow. “By helping the domestic...

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on January 2, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific

These 2 Australian cannabis producers plan to create medical marijuana products for stressed pets

Small cap cannabis plays Queensland Bauxite and Algae Tec are teaming up to enter the world of animal therapeutics. Shares in both companies surged on Friday, Queensland Bauxite (ASX:QBL) trading up 18 per cent and Algae Tec (ASX:AEB) 25 per cent. Under the agreement, AEB will licence seeds from QBL’s subsidiary Medical Cannabis (MCL) to establish cannabis-based supplements and medication for animals.   QBL share price movements over the past 6 months. Source: Investing.com “There’s no doubt we have secured one of the most coveted assets in the medical Cannabis industry, being our own exclusive lawful and licensed Cannabis...

Small cap cannabis plays Queensland Bauxite and Algae Tec are teaming up to enter the world of animal therapeutics. Shares in both companies surged on Friday, Queensland Bauxite (ASX:QBL) trading up 18 per cent and Algae Tec (ASX:AEB) 25...

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on December 21, 2017 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific

Why isn’t anyone talking about China and its bid to rule the cannabis industry?

Submitted by Marijuana News A curious bit of weed-related news hit the AP wire earlier this month that should have raised more eyebrows than it actually did. “$80M worth of pot seized, Chinese nationals suspected.” Oddly, the newsflash about the seizure in Washington state didn’t seem to register so much as a national facial tic from newsreaders anaesthetized by more pressing issues — including Donald Trump’s ongoing Twitteruptions and assorted holiday mega-deals. In fairness, the sum of “millions” used when discussing cannabis is so passé these days that it’s easy to overlook the steady stream of marijuana milestones filing through the...

Submitted by Marijuana News A curious bit of weed-related news hit the AP wire earlier this month that should have raised more eyebrows than it actually did. “$80M worth of pot seized, Chinese nationals suspected.” Oddly, the newsflash about the seizure...

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on December 21, 2017 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific

New Zealand lawmakers plan to legalize medical cannabis for the terminally ill

Submitted by Marijuana News The medical marijuana program isn’t expected to be operational for another two years, but in the meantime NZ will decriminalize cannabis for patients in their last year of life. A new piece of legislation introduced in New Zealand’s federal legislature this week would establish a nationwide medical marijuana program for residents of the small island country. The act will also decriminalize illicit cannabis for patients with less than a year to live, as the government expects it will be at least two years before medical marijuana goes on sale. According to the New Zealand Herald, the...

Submitted by Marijuana News The medical marijuana program isn’t expected to be operational for another two years, but in the meantime NZ will decriminalize cannabis for patients in their last year of life. A new piece of legislation introduced...

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on December 18, 2017 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific

New Zealand’s Medical Marijuana Bill is Coming This Week

By Jon Hiltz After over a half-year of waiting, it finally looks like New Zealand will get a medical marijuana bill introduced this week. In a trickle of empathy in June, Health Minister Peter Dunne announced that doctors in the Kiwi nation were allowed to prescribe CBD for conditions including epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, among others. Since that historic moment in time, the fires of cannabis reform were stoked and both the New Zealand government and its people seemed ready to embrace the medicine. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed during a press conference Monday that a medical marijuana bill...

By Jon Hiltz After over a half-year of waiting, it finally looks like New Zealand will get a medical marijuana bill introduced this week. In a trickle of empathy in June, Health Minister Peter Dunne announced that doctors in...

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on December 15, 2017 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific

Queensland Bauxite’s subsidiary signs deal for cannabis-based pain relief pill

Submitted by Marijuana News Queensland Bauxite’s (ASX: QBL) 55%-owned subsidiary Medical Cannabis has inked a contract to establish a joint venture with a group of United States chemists who’ve put together a cannabis-based pain relief pill, in what Queensland Bauxite dubs a “world first” for the medical cannabis sector. Medical Cannabis signed the letter of intent with the Israeli-recommended group, which has created and manufactured a sample range of GMP quality pain relief pills derived from the cannabis plant. For an initial A$1 million investment, Medical Cannabis will be able to test and exclusively market the pills, which can offer...

Submitted by Marijuana News Queensland Bauxite’s (ASX: QBL) 55%-owned subsidiary Medical Cannabis has inked a contract to establish a joint venture with a group of United States chemists who’ve put together a cannabis-based pain relief pill, in what Queensland Bauxite...

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on November 29, 2017 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Two new import deals hurry medical cannabis into Australia

Submitted by Marijuana News It’s been almost two years since Australia legalized medical cannabis, but for many patients, access to critical, cannabis-based medicine is still impossible. Restrictive licensing and scheduling schemes, confusing overlap of state and federal regulations, and a lack of training within the medical community have combined to keep the system stagnating. One of the most important pieces of the puzzle, however, may be finally falling into place: distribution. This month, two Australian companies announced deals to distribute cannabis-based medicines in the country. Melbourne-based HL Pharma announced last week that it will commence sales of Satipharm medical...

Submitted by Marijuana News It’s been almost two years since Australia legalized medical cannabis, but for many patients, access to critical, cannabis-based medicine is still impossible. Restrictive licensing and scheduling schemes, confusing overlap of state and federal regulations, and...

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