Understanding the Differences Between Cannabis and Hemp

Understanding the Differences Between Cannabis and Hemp

Hemp has probably been around as long as humankind, with uses and benefits well beyond the more widely known psychotropic having been recorded for centuries. Today, with hemp clothing, hempcrete and other products becoming more popular, this recent piece from Lift Magazine is timely. (Published in Lift Magazine – 30 March 2016) Cannabis vs. Hemp: […]

U.S. National Cancer Institute Finds That Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells

U.S. National Cancer Institute Finds That Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells

This article from last year was one of the first we’d seen on the US National Cancer Institute’s early findings on Cannabis’ ability to restrict and kill cancer cells. In the interests of developing the story and giving readers some chronology, we’ll be updating this information to the latest findings. Stay tuned… Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells, […]

NSW Cancer Council’s Position Statement on Medicinal Use of Cannabis

NSW Cancer Council’s Position Statement on Medicinal Use of Cannabis

The NSW Cancer Council has released a position statement regarding cannabis.  You can find it here: http://www.cancercouncil.com.au/1978/cc-publications/health-strategies-reports-submissions/position-statements/cancer-council-new-south-wales-medical-use-of-marijuana-fact-sheet/ or read below   Medical Use of Cannabis (marijuana) Position Statement Glossary In December 2014, the NSW Government established the Terminal Illness Cannabis Scheme that provides a mechanism for adults who are terminally ill to register for the […]

Medical marijuana legalised in Australia

Medical marijuana legalised in Australia

Business Insider Australia recently published the following article We continue to hope that the Australian government will follow the successful example of US States such as Colorado and California, where a variety of cannabis based products are available and – importantly – those holding a MMJ prescription are allowed to grow a small number of […]

Australia’s Medical Marijuana Progress

Australia’s Medical Marijuana Progress

PharmaBlends is committed to keeping you updated with the latest developments in the legalisation of medical marijuana. While we have serious problems about the use of oils, waxes and other derivatives, and believe that cannabis is best consumed the way humankind has used it for centuries – in the purest, most unadulterated forms possible, or […]

Australia Moves to Legalise Medicinal Marijuana Cultivation

Australia Moves to Legalise Medicinal Marijuana Cultivation

The Australian federal government recently announced plans to legalise the cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes, with Health Minister Sussan Ley confirming that draft amendments to the Narcotics Drugs Act 1967 to allow controlled cultivation of cannabis for medicinal and scientific purposes are currently being finalised. Ms Ley said the changes will deliver a safe, […]

A Soldier’s Story

A Soldier’s Story

While this story comes from Denver, Colorado in the USA, we feel it has implications for people here in Australia. Ex-service men and women in particular may wish to further explore medicinal cannabis use once it is allowed in Australia. We stress that, as in the story below, people should consult their GPs or medical […]