Cannabis

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Boom in unapproved medicinal cannabis products worries Australian experts
Some patients are taking cannabis for conditions where there is little evidence it is effective, GPs and researchers say

Melissa Davey Medical editor

02, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Legalise Marijuana Party withdraws Victorian election application as others take up the cause
Party’s application for registration ahead of November poll was objected to by Legalise Cannabis Victoria

Benita Kolovos

28, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Medicinal cannabis companies fined almost $1m by TGA over false treatment claims
Australia’s drugs regulator issues 73 infringement notices over claims prescriptions could treat conditions such as cancer and epilepsy

Melissa Davey Medical editor

28, Sep, 2022 @2:30 AM

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Recreational marijuana use in Australia could be legalised by federal parliament, Greens say
Party says commonwealth regulation of cultivation, licensing and sale of cannabis would override state and territory laws

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

26, Sep, 2022 @1:55 AM

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Germany’s move to legalise cannabis slows over fears of clash with EU laws
New ‘degree of caution’ in coalition government over promises of breakthrough before end of this year

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

12, Sep, 2022 @1:57 PM

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Victorian government fails to respond to cannabis and homelessness inquiries before deadlines
Under parliamentary rules, government had six months to respond to recommendations

Benita Kolovos

07, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Officer who wrote Met’s drug strategy smoked cannabis daily, panel told
Commander Julian Bennett refused to take a drug test in 2020 after his lodger contacted police alleging drug use

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

02, Sep, 2022 @6:02 PM

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Cannabis researchers say it’s high time to drop ‘lazy stoner’ stereotype
Users no more likely to lack motivation than non-users – but motivation may wane while under the influence

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

01, Sep, 2022 @4:18 PM

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Tory peer could be refused entry to US after cannabis revelation in the Times
Daniel Finkelstein may fall foul of legal anomaly despite using drug in state where it was allowed, says lawyer

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

22, Aug, 2022 @5:51 PM

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‘Very good for tourists’: Thailand aims for high season with U-turn on cannabis
The once-banned drug is now on sale at market stalls, beach clubs and even hotel receptions. But the laws in this ‘pot paradise’ are blurry

Katie Glass

11, Aug, 2022 @12:50 PM

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‘This was her dream’: Olivia Newton-John’s legacy lives on at cancer research centre
The singer’s advocacy enabled scientific advancements and offered hope and support to people affected by cancer

Kelly Burke

09, Aug, 2022 @5:14 AM

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On my radar: Claire-Louise Bennett’s cultural highlights
The award-winning writer on her favourite Amsterdam cafe, listening to strange music in the dark, swimming at the ladies’ beach in Galway and living the high life at a US cannabis shop

Kathryn Bromwich

06, Aug, 2022 @2:00 PM

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