The Victorian government has taken advantage of new federal laws for importing medicinal cannabis to fast-track the medicine for 29 critically ill children. The cannabidiol oral solution made by Canadian company Tilray arrived in Melbourne late last week after premier Daniel Andrews signed off on his government buying it.
The study of 271 Tilray patients found 53 per cent were using the drug for pain, with the next most common reason being the treatment of mental-health issues, such as eating disorders or post-traumatic stress disorder, at 15 per cent. Of those who claimed they had dropped pharmaceutical drugs for cannabis, 32 per cent switched from opioids; 16 per cent from benzodiazepines and 12 per cent from anti-depressants.
Designs by the longtime friend of Marley appear on the glass jars of Marley Natural’s Anniversary Herb Collection available starting this weekend. As the art director for the Tuff Gong record label, Garrick was the man behind the look of many Bob Marley and the Wailers albums, “Rastaman Vibration,” “Exodus,” “Kaya” and “Survival” among them.
Recreational marijuana made over $6 billion in the U.S. last year—a paradigm shift that [Privateer Holdings CEO Brendan] Kennedy forecast back in 2010, after an exhaustive 12-month study of international cannabis usage.
On Saturday, Marley Natural celebrated the launch at a gathering for lifestyle and cannabis influencers featuring music from Bob Marley's granddaughters Zuri and Shacia Marley, as well as Jamaican reggae artist Yaadcore.
Tickets for each show are just $4.20, with proceeds going to the Minority Cannabis Business Association, the first non-profit organization created specifically to progress the cannabis industry by increasing diversity.
New research surveying more than 250 Tilray patients has found that many patients prefer medical cannabis products to prescription drugs when treating condition such as chronic pain and mental health disorders.