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Cultivation of medicinal cannabis

The Federal Parliament of Australia has passed landmark legislation to allow the controlled cultivation of cannabis in Australia for medicinal and related scientific purposes.

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Medicinal Cannabis Compassionate Use Scheme

The NSW Government has developed the Medicinal Cannabis Compassionate Use Scheme to extend compassion to adults with a terminal illness.

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Australia's first trial of botanical medicinal cannabis for palliative care now recruiting in NSW

Researchers are now recruiting palliative care cancer patients in Sydney and Newcastle for Australia’s first clinical trial of vaporised cannabis flower bud.

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World-first medicinal cannabis trial now recruiting patients

Doctors are now recruiting patients in a world-first medicinal cannabis trial in NSW for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.

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Could a cannabis pill reduce chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting? Here’s how we find out

Despite dozens of trials internationally, the evidence on medical cannabis is unconvincing. 

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Using DNA to unlock the mysteries of cannabis and reduce the risk of dodgy ‘medical’ products

You may think you know what a cannabis plant looks like, but even experts are still learning about how one plant may differ from the next in its chemical profile.

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