Medicinal Cannabis: 100 day action

The Government has a 100-day commitment to introduce legislation to enable access to medicinal cannabis for people with a terminal illness or chronic pain.

A Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill is proposed to:

  1. introduce an exception and a statutory defence for terminally ill people to possess and use illicit cannabis,
  2. introduce provisions allowing regulations to be made for a medicinal cannabis scheme that enables access to products made to a quality standard in a timely way, and
  3. deschedule cannabidiol as a controlled drug.
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