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Weed revolution

By ALLISON HORE The Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) has announced it intends to make CBD products available over the counter as early as next year. This comes as our neighbours across the Tasman debate a referendum to legalise marijuana for recreational purposes. CBD (or cannabidiol) is a non-intoxicating component of the hemp plant, currently listed […]

High hopes for medical cannabis legislation

By Sophie Trigger State legislation to allow the use of cannabis by the terminally ill is a polarising election issue and raises questions about self-medication for mental health reasons.   While Premier Mike Baird and Opposition Leader Luke Foley support the passing of laws in this direction, they disagree on the need for further trials […]

Debate rages over implementation of medicinal marijuana in NSW

Greens NSW MP John Kaye has announced he will be introducing his own legislation to parliament to challenge the government to take steps to broaden the availability of medicinal cannabis. Mr Kaye has expressed his belief that medicinal cannabis should be available to those with debilitating conditions as well as chronic and terminal illnesses. Mr […]

Gateway: the cannabis debate rehashed

A provocative new exhibition at Black Eye Gallery in Darlinghurst challenges negative misconceptions about cannabis. Coaxing the taboo topic out from behind closed doors, artist Simon Bernhardt brings the stories of 16 long-term cannabis users into focus. Entitled Gateway, the exhibition features portraits and interviews with eight men and eight women, aged 19 to 50, […]