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.

Medicinal Cannabis Products Could be Available Without Prescription in Australia by 2021

A review from the TGA has recommended that low dose CBD products be made available from Australian pharmacies over the counter.Low dose cannabidiol (CBD) products could soon be ava...

Cannabis Oceania Pt.2: Insights from Prohibition Partners Conference

With plenty of interest in Oceania, all eyes are on New Zealand's upcoming referendum and how the outcome may shape the cannabis industry within the region. Read this article for m...

New Legislation has Increased Access to Medical Cannabis in Queensland

Under the new regulations, patients living in Queensland will now be able to receive a medicinal cannabis prescription in less than day. The Queensland Government has relaxed the r...

Australian Magistrate Resigns to Protest "Grossly Unfair" Drug Driving Laws

MagistrateDavid Heilpern argues that the "vast majority" of people brought before thecourts on drug driving charges had taken it days, or even weeks, prior to itsdetection. The NSW...

Will Australia Legalise Cannabis?

A new survey has revealed that 20% of Aussies prefer cannabis over tobacco, and 41% want it legalised. So what's holding the country back from taking the next step?The National Dru...

Australian Government Legalizes Over-The-Counter CBD

The rescheduling will be limited to oral, mucosal and sublingual CBD products, which means that vaping, topical creams and smokables will remain illegal.Earlier today the Australia...

New Zealand's Cannabis Referendum is Rapidly Losing Support

Legalization advocates are beginning to lose hope that the proposed recreational will be passed, after opposition to the measure rose to 53% in September.At the start of 2020 many ...

New Zealand Public Health Heavyweights Push for Cannabis Legalization

The editorial argues that voting yes in the referendum will provide "evidence-informed controls around a substance that is widely used and unregulated."New Zealand's top medical ex...

New Zealand Rejects Cannabis Legalization

New Zealand's cannabis referendum has been conclusively rejected, as the special votes have finally been counted.New Zealand has officially rejected the efforts to legalize cannabi...