Cannabis Amnesty in Queensland?

At the time of writing, March 2019, Queensland, Australia does not have an amnesty for medicinal use of illicit cannabis1. There is some confusion that NSW has an amnesty and thus so does Queensland. However, even in NSW there is no full amnesty. In New South Wales there is an approach for ‘compassionate access’ for […]

What is Medicinal Cannabis?

So what is medicinal cannabis? Put simply, it is cannabis, in one form or another, that has been prescribed to treat a medical condition1. Medicinal cannabis should not be confused with recreational cannabis. Recreational cannabis is a form of cannabis used to get a ‘high’, with the psychoactive ingredient being Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The primary purpose […]

Medicinal Cannabis is Still in Debate

The effectiveness of medicinal cannabis is still in debate, with Australia’s leading experts saying quality evidence is still lacking. The ABC recently published an excellent article online that is a must to read. It raises the fact that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) have approved over 3,100 scripts for medicinal cannabis since March 2018 when […]

CBD is Showing Up Everywhere

Not the CBD as in Central Business District, CBD as in Cannabidiol, a compound derived from the Cannabis plant. CBD is already part of many medicinal preparations, but it is also showing up in all sorts of other products being sold in outlets like chemists, department stores and even coffee shops. Shampoos, body lotions, dog […]

Cannabis Research at University of Queensland

Asterion Cannabis and the University of Queensland have partnered for a major research project related to cannabis cultivation. The Vancouver based company and the UQ have embarked on an 18 month program to study certain varieties of cannabis with view to consistent plant cultivation and high volume yield. Asterion Cannabis has proposed a $500 million […]

What is Marijuana?

The term Marijuana refers to a couple of things. In some areas it is used in reference to the Cannabis sativa plant as a whole, in other cases it refers more to a drug derived from the plant. The drug is generally derived from the head of the plant and is a mixture of dried […]

What is Cannabis?

Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants that belong to the Cannabaceae family. But it is more interesting than that. Here is an overview of what I discovered.

What is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)?

It turns out THC is a very complex compound with a wide variety of potential uses. If you’re curious about where THC comes from and how it affects your body, here is everything I have discovered.

What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?

Cannabidiol has received lots of attention in recent years for its possible health benefits. As one of the many compounds found in the cannabis plant, cannabidiol remains slightly controversial.

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