Posted on July

05/07/16

Media Wrap up June 2016

Last month was a somewhat confusing month when it came to cannabis news – publications from mainstream newspapers and popular niche blogs, to YouTube videos, presented the same stories twisted different ways depending on the agenda of the journalist or artist.

We all know research can be twisted and turned a lot of different ways, but as we sifted and sorted through the many cannabis articles published in mainstream media throughout the month, it’s no surprise some people are confused about exactly what cannabis will, won’t or may do to you if you use it!

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media wrap up, weed watch blog, news, oral health, cancer, Prince Ea, dependence
Posted on June

09/06/16

Media Wrap Up - May 2016

With so much travel and so many election messages to report on, cannabis has taken a bit of a backseat in May. Despite this, there have been some interesting stories in both mainstream and niche publications.

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media, cannabis, election, blog, weed watch, dna, pregnancy
Posted on February

26/02/16

February media wrap up

In February 2016, the Australian media covered stories on the progression of medical cannabis legislation in the federal parliament, as well as several stories on different cannabis research studies.

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weed watch, cannabis media, medical cannabis legislation, cannabis research, cannabis and driving, facebook
Posted on February

01/02/16

Media wrap up - January 2016

Cannabis was a popular media story in January, with coverage on drug driving, how cannabis affects women and drug trials.

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weed watch, media, drug trials, drug driving
Posted on December

03/12/15

Media wrap up – October and November

Throughout October and November 2015 the Australian media covered stories on medicinal cannabis, high potency 'skunk', and cannabis use in pregnancy.

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weed watch, australian media, medicinal cannabis, skunk
Posted on October

13/10/15

September media: cannabis confusion and contradiction

A brief round-up of how the Australian media covered cannabis stories in September 2015

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weed watch, media, cannabis research, medical marijuana
Posted on September

02/09/15

August media wrap up – studies and spin

This month the Australian media focussed on general cannabis research, synthetics and 'cannabis vomiting syndrome'.

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weed watch, media, medical cannabis, research, synthetic cannabis, cannabis vomiting syndrome
Posted on August

27/08/15

Social media policy: to stalk or not to stalk?

These days, even the smallest of organisations have a social media policy - but does it cover everything? This article looks at the must-know workplace social media etiquette you should share with all your managers and employees.

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social media policy, workplace drug policy
Posted on July

29/07/15

July media wrap up

A quick round-up of the Australian media's take on cannabis issues and news stories in July 2015.

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weed watch, media, medicinal cannabis
Posted on July

03/07/15

June media wrap up

June was another action-packed month when it came to cannabis news. Significant funds were allocated to new research, the USA moved to facilitate further study on cannabinoids, and new reports highlighted the shortcomings in evidence to support the USA’s legalisation of medicinal cannabis for some illnesses.

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weed watch, media, medicinal cannabis, USA, research
Posted on June

01/06/15

May media wrap up

May saw a lot of media coverage about cannabis research. Although there was still plenty of coverage about medicinal cannabis, the media also covered stories on research into the effects of cannabis on lung health and driving skills. And it was great to see that some Australian media outlets found the floated idea that cannabis could increase creativity in school kids as crazy as NCPIC does. 

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weed watch, media, research, medicinal cannabis, creativity
Posted on May

01/05/15

April media wrap up – does cannabis cure cancer?

A round-up of media articles about cannabis over the month of April 2015. This month the media covered medicinal cannabis trials, synthetic cannabis and fake cures.

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weed watch, media, cancer
Posted on April

01/04/15

March monthly media – medicinal cannabis on our minds

A round-up of media articles about cannabis over the month of March 2015. This month the media covered medicinal cannabis, legalisation, synthetic cannabis and the effects of cannabis on the brain

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weed watch, media, medicinal cannabis, synthetic cannabis, brain
Posted on January

30/01/15

Monthly media wrap up – synthetic cannabis claims more lives

In January the media covered articles on the growing concern around synthetic cannabis use, medical cannabis, and weed taking on a persona of its own on Twitter.

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weed watch, synthetic cannabis, media, twitter
Posted on December

06/12/14

Monthly mainstream media wrap up – medicine, mining and manufacturing

A wrap up of cannabis media stories for the month of November, including the cannabis legalisation debate, the police cracking down on stoned miners and synthetic drugs importation on the rise.

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cannabis media, weed watch, mining, synthetic cannabis, sniffer dogs, NDSHS
Posted on September

23/09/14

Media exposés: drug education or an advertisement?

Every now and then, when the medicinal cannabis stories start to temporarily thin, Australian media look to something a little more alarming or downright scary  to fill the gap, such as the ‘potentially life-saving shocking truth’ stories about drugs, how easy they are to get and the real damage they may be doing...

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weed watch, parenting, teenagers, media