The Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics and the Sydney Pharmacy School at the University of Sydney are surveying pharmacists to see if they are ready for medical cannabis prescriptions.
Bod Australia is set to release a new cannabigerol (CBG) product, which will be sold under the MediCabilis brand. This will be distributed to various medical facilities within the UK.
For the first time, a medicinal cannabis drug has been listed on the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). This means that those who suffer from dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy, can get treatment.
A warning has been issued from the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia, over potential fake, and illegal selling of cannabis medications. Aussies should watch for counterfeit products that may be harmful.
Over the past few years, more and more Australians, and indeed many people worldwide, have had an increased interest in using cannabis for a medical purpose.
CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is an element of the cannabis plant. CBD is good for use in medical settings as it can help with a variety of ailments, without getting you high.
Byron Bay-based company ANTG has already sent shipments of medicinal cannabis to Europe, but soon the Australian Natural Therapeutics Group would like to export to the New Zealand market.
The first ever medicinal cannabis medication is soon to be on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, which will help with children suffering from a rare form of epilepsy (Dravet syndrome).
How much evidence do we really have on the benefits of using cannabis to treat chronic pain and other physical ailments? NDARC director Michael Farrell discusses this with host Norman Swan on ABC Radio’s National Health Report.
MG Health, based in Lesotho is the first cannabis company in Africa to receive a licence to export cannabis flowers, oil, and other extracts, to the EU for medicinal cannabis medication. Germany will be the first country to receive an import.
Views around cannabis, particularly in treating various ailments and disorders are rapidly changing. This article looks at what exactly medical cannabis is, what treatments are available within Australia and how they are taken.
Although the use of cannabis for medical reasons has been around for several years in Australia, how hard is it to get your hands on medicinal cannabis? This article looks at the laws within each Australian state.
Listen to this audio clip of pain experts discussing whether medical cannabis is really that effective. A study published in the Australian Medical Journal found it is no more effective than a placebo for those who have who acute lower back pain.
ECS Botanics has just dispatched its first commercial shipment of medicinal cannabis from their large medicinal cannabis facility in north-western Victoria. The shipment will supply both locals and overseas consumers.
The Australian Natural Therapeutics Group (ANTG) already has their medicinal cannabis crop growing close to Byron Bay, near Armidale. Now they are looking to move its headquarters to the popular beach town.
The generally conservative area of Toowoomba will now be the proposed place for two medical cannabis companies to build a huge cannabis farm. The farm will hope to produce 500 tonnes of medicinal cannabis each year.
Australian Natural Therapeutics Group (ANTG), an Aussie cannabis company has collaborated with a Canadian company to produce a staggering $400 million medical cannabis farm, set to generate 1000 new jobs.
ECS Botanics (ASX: ECS) has plans to expand its medicinal cannabis farm in Tasmania, from 2,500sqm to 320,000sqm. This would end up being one of Australia’s biggest cannabis farms and would enable revenues from worldwide.
Australia’s special access scheme provides medicinal cannabis to patients across the country. Over 100,000 prescriptions have been given out since the program started back in 2016, and the demand for medication just keeps growing.
The company MediPharm Labs has sent its first shipment of medical cannabis to Germany, from their facility in Wonthaggi, Victoria. The shipment contained capsules with cannabis oil inside.
A cannabis company based in the town of Wonthaggi, in Victoria, has shipped its largest ever shipment of cannabis to Germany. The medications will help to treat patients suffering from cancer related symptoms, and chronic pain.
LeafCann is a botanical extracts company, who has recently opened a new warehouse in South Australia. The warehouse will house medical cannabis products and be as a distribution hub for overseas products.
Cannabis flower medicines are turning out to be popular with Australian doctors, due to its fast pain controlling abilities. The new flower range from Little Green Pharma is a Schedule 8 medicine, which will be prescribed by a doctor.
As the demands for medicinal cannabis medications in Australia rise, patients are worried they will not be able to get enough medication to treat their ailments, with some having to ration their does to get by.
Australian cannabis company Cronos (ASX: CAU) will be set to start stacking Asian shelves with a pure cannabidiol (CBD) heat and cooling gel for elite athletes to help with recovery. The gels for Australian’s, however, may take some time.
Dr Andrew Agius, Medical Director at the Pain Clinic, speaks about the benefits of using cannabis to treat chronic pain, and the areas where additional research on the matter needs to be performed.
Taking advantage of the huge, and ever-growing cannabis medical market, CSIRO is looking to partner with local manufacturers to produce medical cannabis products, such as tablets and cough lollies.
Tasmanian GP’s will be able to approve patients for medicinal cannabis prescriptions from July 2021. However, access to these drugs may still be a longer and hard process, leaving patients waiting.
Epsilon Healthcare’s (EPN) Telehealth medical cannabis clinic group Tetra Health has opened its first physical clinic in Victoria, Australia. Tetra will be the preferred medical cannabis supplier and partner for in-house consultations.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has been granted a licence to partner with local manufacturers to make medical cannabis products. The partnership is said to produce more jobs for Australians.