Greens want to legalise cannabis for all adults

The Greens will become the first party with seats in Parliament to call for full cannabis legalisation in Australia, despite criticism from the country’s top medical bodies.

Greens leader Richard Di Natale said the “war on drugs has failed” and called for the establishment of an Australian Cannabis Agency that would be given a monopoly over the wholesale supply of the drug to shops, while collecting millions of dollars in a tobacco-style tax from consumers. Continue reading “Greens want to legalise cannabis for all adults”

Facing Pressure From Patients, New Zealand Moves Ahead on Medical Cannabis

Australia’s moves to legalize medical cannabis last year were unexpected, but despite a difficult regulatory framework early on, investors are eagerly moving into the space. But Australia now faces competition close to home as New Zealand races to catch up with—and possibly outpace—its larger neighbor. Continue reading “Facing Pressure From Patients, New Zealand Moves Ahead on Medical Cannabis”

You Can Now Apply to Grow Medical Marijuana in Australia

We’ve been so wrapped up with election coverage in the US the past few weeks, we almost forgot to share the great news happening around the world! Medical cannabis providers may now apply to grow medical marijuana in Australia. Continue reading “You Can Now Apply to Grow Medical Marijuana in Australia”