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Getting stoned in Australia could just get easier

AUSTRALIA has already approved medicinal cannabis to provide relief for those suffering from six types of chronic illnesses, and it may soon be legalised as a recreational drug. Experts claim it is only a matter of time before it becomes available as an over the counter purchase, but first, a few things need to happen. In the two years since medicinal cannabis was legalised in Australia, 1059 patients have received approval for treatment, and while […]

Cannabinoid mice trial gives hope for treating pancreatic cancer patients

A naturally occurring cannabinoid could provide hope for pancreatic cancer patients after breakthrough research by Curtin University found it strongly enhanced the effectiveness of the chemotherapy drug Gemcitabine in mice. Scientists at Curtin and Queen Mary University of London tested the impact the naturally occurring cannabinoid ‘Cannabidiol’ had on the use of Gemcitabine as a treatment for pancreatic cancer in mice. Lead author Curtin University Professor Marco Falasca said the the research indicated the mice, whose form of the […]

Mum begs for epileptic Shania to take part in cannabis trial @ Fraser Coast Boral Qld Australia

  BOORAL’S Shania Duncan has suffered epileptic fits on a daily basis for the past six years. Fraser Coast Queensland Australia But there’s a glimmer of hope for the 16-year-old now she is on a waiting list to be chosen for clinical trials of medicinal cannabis. Shania’s mother Melissa hopes the trials will help her daughter, who is currently medicated on a cocktail of pharmaceutical drugs that have rendered her physically numb, tired and unable […]