Posted on August


Explainer: medical cannabis news in NSW - August 2016

Usually our media wrap up covers a range of different media stories from the month, but as none made a splash quite like the NSW medical cannabis legislative changes, the July media wrap will focus solely on this one issue.


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Posted on July


Pot and period pain – the perfect partnership?

 A popular celebrity’s collaboration with a renowned medical cannabis producer in the USA: the two have come together to produce a range of cannabis-based products designed specifically to help rid women of nasty period cramps and pain.


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Posted on June


Contaminants (pesticides and fungicides) in medicinal cannabis

The use of pesticides on cannabis plants is something NCPIC has warned users about regularly in the past. Over recent years, it has become even more concerning as parents consider giving the drug to their children who are suffering from serious illnesses, without being able to be fully aware of what different chemicals may have been used to support the growth of the plant. Pesticides can be highly toxic and have serious side effects, and pesticide testing regimes in the US differ from state to state


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Posted on October


Where do we stand on medical cannabis?

Sometimes the word 'prevention' in our name can be confusing -- in this blog, we set the record straight on our position on all things medical cannabis.  


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Posted on October


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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