Medical cannabis inaccessible to Australians. Although the Australian Federal government legalised medical cannabis almost two years ago, few people have access. Only 1059 people have access according to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). There is concern that around 100,000 people are using cannabis to treat themselves without a prescription.
Sydney University Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics psychopharmacologist Iain McGregor said it was likely many self-medicated with cannabis. People are using the cannabis they grow or get from the streets. Professor McGregor said the system was currently not meeting the needs of patients. With it banned for so long in Australia, there is little research into its medical benefits.
Medical cannabis inaccessible to Australians
Professor McGregor said the effects of smoking cannabis was very different to using its juice.
New cannabis facility at Melbourne Airport. A new cannabis facility at Melbourne Airport is set to become the biggest medical cannabis growing and processing site in Australia. In June, the Cann Group signed an agreement to lease a 5-hectare site within the 2500-hectare airport precinct.
The Cann Group is listed on the Australian stock exchange aiming to become the leader in the Australian medical cannabis industry. Partly owned by Aurora Cannabis in Canada it is one of the few Australian companies to receive a medical cannabis licence.
New cannabis facility at Melbourne Airport
The owners of the Melbourne Airport precinct, Australia Pacific Airports (Melbourne) (APAM), will manage and finance the 37,000 sqm building. Greenhouse specialists, Aurora Larssen Projects is designing and building the facility.
Greens propose to legalise recreational cannabis. Under a Greens proposal, Australians could soon be enjoying cannabis for recreational use. It proposes a new government agency to oversee legal cannabis. It would be the wholesaler to licenced retailers and raise much needed taxes for the country. This way the government retains full control of its sale.
Greens propose to legalise recreational cannabis
The Greens is the third largest party behind Labor and Liberals. It is the first time a major Australian political party has backed such a proposal. The Greens proposal will also allow people to grow up to six plants at home for personal use.
Its purpose is harm minimisation and sales would be the same way as tobacco and alcohol. Greens leader Richard Di Natale says Australia needs to treat cannabis as a health issue not a criminal one.
A guide to hunting gold top magic mushies
A guide to hunting gold top magic mushies by Australian mushroom hunters. This guide is about the most common magic mushroom in Victoria, and in most states of Australia. This is the psilocybe subaeruginosa. They are also known as gold tops, wavy caps or subs. Gold tops have a caramel coloured cap with a thick white stem and gills that are a creamy brown in colour. The stems go blue when handled.
Gold tops are easy to find and identify when you know what you are looking for. But you need to know what you are doing or you could end up eating a poisonous mushroom and get very sick and even die.
Identifying gold tops
Gold tops are a distinctive magic mushroom that is one of the most potent of all psychedelic mushrooms.