Here’s How Much Australia Has Progressed Since It Legalised Medicinal Cannabis

“It’s hard to think of legislation that has so adversely affected the people it was intended to help.” In the 12 months since the introduction of legal medicinal cannabis in Australia, the government’s laborious and highly-criticised legislation has resulted in frustration, anger and disenchantment for the very people it was intended to help most. The…

Regional commission on marijuana holds national consultations in Guyana

Guyana will host consultations surrounding the use of marijuana on Nov. 6 as part of the Caribbean community’s call for “careful in-depth research” to inform decision-making on the issue. The Regional Commission on Marijuana, established by CARICOM heads of government, will hold a number of focus groups with youth, faith-based organizations and special interests groups. A…

Pennsylvania opens medical marijuana registry for patients, caregivers

For George Armstrong, a veteran with chronic pain and PTSD, marijuana is medicine. The Chester County resident, along with other patients and caregivers, recently added his name to Pennsylvania’s new medical marijuana registry. He said cannabis helps him more than stronger stuff, such as opioids. “You know, I’m no longer getting six, seven prescriptions a month,”…

Cannabis inhaler could help send Brits suffering with insomnia to sleep in ten minutes, inventors claim

The ICANsleep device, which is only available in Israel and California, is undergoing trials in Britain and could be available in a year A cannabis inhaler could help millions of insomnia sufferers doze off within 10 minutes, its inventor has claimed.The new hand-held device squirts a dose of the drug into the lungs that is…

California Marijuana Businesses Get Their First Commercial Insurer

Golden Bear Insurance Company is the first commercial provider that is able to offer coverage for California’s licensed marijuana business   California’s licensed marijuana business owners are now able to purchase commercial insurance for the first time, the state insurance commissioner announced Thursday. Golden Bear Insurance Company was approved to begin offering commercial insurance to…