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medicinal cannabis


Cannabis-based medicines should be used carefully until more evidence is accumulated, a drug expert has cautioned Professor Wayne Hall, from the University of Queensland’s Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research, …

A survey has looked into how Australians use illicit cannabis to treat health conditions Australians who use illicit cannabis for medical reasons do so mainly to treat mental health issues, …

An Australian trial of 40 children with hard-to-treat epilepsy shows that cannabidiol may have some positive effects with a manageable side effect profile The research, published in the Medical Journal …

Clinical trials of cannabis sublingual wafers begin this week after approval by the TGA A clinical trial of a unique ‘cannabis wafer product’ has been approved by the TGA, with …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Effect of cannabis use in people with chronic non-cancer pain prescribed opioids Findings from a 4 year prospective Australian …

US-based companies have been illegally exporting cannabidiol and hemp products to people in Australia without import permission, the TGA warns The TGA says it is aware of “false and misleading” …

The Turnbull Government’s proposal to allow easier access to medicinal cannabis products will improve Australian patients’ quality of life, says the RACGP RACGP President Dr Bastian Seidel said the proposed …

New US research shows cannabis laws are associated with a significantly lower rate of opioid prescribing A cross-sectional study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA Internal …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Cannabis for paediatric epilepsy: challenges and conundrums Evidence for its efficacy in treating epilepsy is limited but growing, with …

Opioids are still in the news, as methadone patients are vilified in the press and pharmacists respond to accusations of price gouging The Pharmacy Guild‘s Anthony Tassone says he has …

The NSW Government has simplified access to medicinal cannabis by introducing a single application process NSW Minister for Health Brad Hazzard and Federal counterpart Greg Hunt have announced that the …

There is only weak evidence to support claims that medicinal cannabis reduces opioid-related deaths, says drug abuse expert A piece published in The Conversation has suggested that opioids can be …