Marijuana Legalisation in Australia & Greater Oceania

Here you can find all the latest news about marijuana legalisation throughout the Oceania Region, which includes Australia, New Zealand, and other countries within Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The Oceania region has an estimated population of 41 million, and the legal cannabis market in Oceania could be worth up to $1.55B USD by 2024, according to Prohibition Partners. As cannabis legislation rapidly changes throughout the globe, Oceania residents can stay on top of the latest legalisation updates in the region through our Oceania marijuana legalisation section.

Federal Government Announces Fast-Tracking for Cannabis Licenses From September

Starting from 1 September cannabis companies will be able to have their applications fast-tracked if they have been award MPS.In August 2019 the federal government announced that i...

The Australian Government May Repeal the ACT's Cannabis Legalisation Bill

The ACT legislature have voted in favour of legalising cannabis for personal use. Unfortunately the Federal Government might be about to spoil the party.We note that the subject co...

These 3 Countries Will Be Next To Legalize Weed

As 2019 comes to a close, we take a look at the countries which we believe will legalize weed next. 2019 was a good year for cannabis legalization. Canada legalized the extended ca...

The Australian Government May Soon Allow Over-The-Counter CBD Sales

FreshLeafAnalytics discovered evidence of the "watershed move" in a submission to theSenate Inquiry into improving patient access to medicinal cannabis. According to FreshLeaf Anal...

Why Are Tasmania's Weed Laws so Strict?

Australia's marijuana laws vary from state-to-state, but in Tasmania, the laws surrounding cannabis are undeniably strict. Find out about Tasmania's weed legalization here. While A...

Marijuana Legalization Now Favoured By Majority of New Zealanders

A new poll reveals that a majority of New Zealanders now support marijuana legalization in the lead up to the cannabis referendum on September 19th. The latest survey by Horizon ha...

Which Countries Will Legalize Weed in 2020?

Let's take a look at the countries and states where we believe cannabis will be made legal in 2020. 2020 was poised to be a year of widespread cannabis legalization - that is until...

The Oceania Cannabis Industry Could Be Worth $1.55B by 2024 – Prohibition Partners Report

A new report from Prohibition Partners has been released detailing the state of play for the burgeoning cannabis industry in the region of Oceania. Read this article for more infor...

New Zealand Reveals Final Draft For Cannabis Referendum

At long last, New Zealand has released its cannabis referendum proposal for the September ballot. Last Friday, the New Zealand Government unveiled its final draft of the Cannabis L...

Study Finds 25% of Australian IBD Sufferers Use Cannabis to Treat Symptoms

The survey also found that more than 90% of respondents experienced a significant improvement in abdominal pain, stress, sleeping, and cramping symptoms when using medicinal cannab...