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Medicinal cannabis products to be sold over-the-counter

By ALLISON HORE Following a decision passed down by the TGA, a prescription will no longer be required to access some low-dose medical cannabis products in Australia. In December, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announced a final decision to “down-schedule” low-dose CBD products to a Schedule 3 substance.  The decision will allow TGA approved low-dose […]

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 […]

Up In Smoke

By Rita Bratovich Is hemp the answer to everything that’s wrong in the world today?  We may find out at the Hemp Health And Innovation Expo 2018. Now in its third year, the expo is aimed at increasing understanding and promoting benefits of hemp and cannabis in all their potential applications. Founder Michelle Crain, who […]

Railing against all the disruption

BY ALEC SMART On Thursday 2 August, a public forum was held at Vivo Café on George Street in the city, for people adversely affected by Sydney’s light rail construction. Radio 2GB’s Alan Jones addressed the meeting, attended by over 100 business owners and residents who live and trade along the new CBD and South […]

Hide and Squeak – Rat Tales Increasing Across City

BY ALEC SMART   Loiter behind a city restaurant after sunset and chances are you’ll encounter some of our oldest, and often most feared, companions rummaging for food scraps. Usually reticent and inclined to nocturnal wanderings, lately they’re becoming bolder, frequently seen scrounging in broad daylight. An increase in rat activity across Sydney’s city and […]

Taste of Shanghai

The empire has landed in World Square, giving shoppers a step up from the usual food court fare. Here you can have a bottle of wine - the T'Gallant Juliet Pinot Grigio ($36/bottle, $7.50/glass) goes down swimmingly - and gorge on dumplings all day and night.

Le Pub

Descending the stairs of the CBD’s go-to French bistro Le Pub, this seemingly trendy, tardis-like, Parisian-style establishment opens up to reveal an odd mix of the after work drinks’ crowd, family diners, and girls’ night victims. Nonetheless, the tastefully decorated venue is quite comfortable, albeit a little raucous on the evening I dined.

Bar Fly: Moore Street Den

Be prepared to wade through a sea of suits before you arrive at this luxe drinking den, tucked away at the far end of Martin Place Bar. Moore Street Den adds a swish new hidden dimension to this bustling CBD bar, making it the perfect place to unwind with a few of your closest strappy-heeled corporate Barbie buddies over a few cocktails and nibbles after a busy day of city life.

Bar Fly: White Rabbit

This upmarket CBD bar is not only a hotbed of silver foxes in suits; it's also a great place to just kick back with carafes of cocktails and watch the world hurry by. White Rabbit is the place to go if you need to trick someone into thinking you've got your shit together.

Outdoor dining smoking ban: all smoke and no fire

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS AND PETA GILBERT No fines or prosecutions have been issued under new smoking laws introduced in NSW on July 6 this year, according to the NSW Department of Health. But that doesn’t mean the implementation of the new laws has everyone happy, with businesses having to police smokers and apologise to disgruntled […]