Queensland’s first medicinal cannabis farm vows a duty of care to local patients

Months behind schedule, Queensland's first licensed medicinal cannabis farm has started growing plants with the aim of manufacturing medicines from early next year.

The remote Japanese vineyard helping an island recover from disaster

People generally don't associate Japan with winemaking, but a small vineyard on the island of Okushiri off the coast of Hokkaido — on the same latitude as Bordeaux — is giving elderly residents hope for the future as they continue to come to terms with a deadly earthquake and tsunami 25 years ago.