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Australia's Medical Marijuana Company Phytotech Dreams Big In Upcoming IPO

Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:14 am by Admin

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Legalising medical cannabis: lessons from Canada’s policies

Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:39 am by Admin

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Florida medical marijuana supporters will try again on 2016 ballot

Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:42 pm by Admin

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The group that put medical marijuana on the Florida ballot this year — and fell just short of …

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Medical marijuana: Tasmania rejects call for immediate decriminalisation

Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:59 pm by Admin

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SANCWG and iCannabis to lodge complaint with Human Rights Commission

Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:45 pm by Admin

The South African National Cannabis Working Group and iCannabis are in the process of lodging a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission regarding the availability of medical cannabis …

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A bill to permit medical cannabis use in Australia is set for debate in Senate. If medical cannabis use is legalised, doctors could become gatekeepers between patients and a controversial drug.

Lessons from Canada – one of the first countries in the world to allow medical cannabis – can help Australian doctors prepare for treating people who want to use cannabis.

The Canadian system

In 2001, the federal Canadian health department set up a medical cannabis access program. The move was a result of court challenges by people who wanted to use cannabis to help manage their medical conditions.

Until recently, people applied individually to the Canadian health department for permission to use cannabis medicinally. Applicants needed a doctor’s declaration saying their medical condition met federal eligibility rules.

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