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Remember where you saw it first. There's one cartload of monkeys it seems you can't turn your back on for more than five minutes without them getting up to all kinds of disagreeable mischief. We refer to that fractious bunch over at ANZCA / FPM the peak body representing this country's pain specialists. Long-time loathers of cannabis and among the most powerful pressure groups lobbying against the ...
By design, or by accident, the legal introduction of medical cannabis to the Australian market ought to have been a very simple and straightforward process had any of the legislators undertaken their own investigations or excused themselves from any conflict of interest issues, arising through the legalisation of this substance. Confusion has proliferated with each attempt to make medical cannabis more accessible to patients who could benefit, but it is currently more out of reach than ...
Argentina, Greece, Mexico - countries are falling like skittles before an overwhelming, consumer-driven surge to legalise medical cannabis or end pot prohibition outright (for stories on those places see here,  here and here). ...
More doctors support or turn a blind eye to their patients use of medical cannabis than are opposed to it, a recent research project suggests. In a survey of over 150 GPs and other medical practitioners - believed the largest of its kind yet undertaken - over fifth (22%) said they were fully behind those in their care who told them they were using the drug for medical reasons. A further fifth (21%) indicated they were happy to turn ...
    You would need to have been on another planet if you missed last Tuesday's Senate vote (13th June) - the press and TV were over the thing like a rash. We're talking, it goes without saying, of the <...
Campaigners and advocacy groups were celebrating today after the Government suffered a major defeat in its efforts to stop terminally ill patients from accessing medical pot. A Motion to Disallow changes made to the Therapeutic Goods Administration's Special Access Scheme Category A - a pathway designed to enable critically sick individuals to quickly obtain medicines normally unavailable in Australia - was carried after Senator ...
The well-known health practitioner, maverick cannabis champion and disqualified medic Andrew Katelaris - dubbed 'Dr Pot' by the media - was arrested yesterday afternoon (30th May) following an explosive TV programme last Sunday in which he was shown illegally manufacturing and administering products made from the plant. The arrest, reported in Read More
It's appeared on this site before, the quote that is this article's title. It's taken from Granny Storm Crow's List, a massive database detailing many of the thousands of trials and research projects demonstrating the clinical benefits of cannabis - and conveniently ignored by those who, for whatever reason, continue to oppose or impede its use as a medicine. Sadly, it's an axiom that's turned out to ...
It's nothing short of complete treachery. This afternoon, Pauline Hanson - a supposed supporter of medical weed - helped ensure dying patients would be denied access to the drug through the Therapeutic Goods Administration's Special Access Scheme 'Category A' pathway. The Category is intended for the ...
Imagine you’re building your dream home – the most beautiful house ever built. And that resources aren’t any problem; that you can afford, just about, to hire the finest professionals anywhere to be found in the world – ready and capable of turning your vision into reality. You have the perfect location, premium, artisanal materials plus a phone and a very large cheque-book. In these circumstances, it’s unlikely, one would think, you’d engage for ...