United in Compassion (UIC) has announced that the next Australian Medicinal Cannabis Symposium will take place in February 2025.

Timed to coincide with Medicinal Cannabis Awareness Week, the event, which first ran in 2014, will take place at Brisbane’s Royal International Convention Centre from February 21-23, 2025.

Meanwhile, UIC co-founder Lucy Haslam has begun a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for a new documentary series about medicinal cannabis after being approached by a producer.

Writing on the campaign’s GoFundMe page, Haslam said: “After we spoke, he said ‘Lucy this is not a documentary… this is a series of documentaries!’”

Haslam said the series will cover issues including drug driving and workplace drug testing, the evolving science and research around the medicine, its role in reducing dependence on opiates and benzodiazepines, and the management of veterans with PTSD.

She said cannabis campaigner Amazon John Easterling and renowned researcher Professor Dedi Meiri are “keen to be involved” and urged anyone interested in seeing a project outline for the documentary, or in speaking at Symposium, to contact her via email.

“Help us fund this series of deeply human stories which explores the global cannabis story from a uniquely Australian perspective,” she added.

Haslam previously worked with filmmaker and journalist Helen Kapalos on the documentary A Life Of Its Own.

Prior to launching Cannabiz, Martin was co-founder and CEO of Asia-Pac’s leading B2B media and marketing information brand Mumbrella, overseeing its sale to Diversified Communications in 2017. A journalist...

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