Australian Federal Government to legalise growing of medicinal cannabis; Labor calls for nationwide scheme

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The Federal Government has announced it will legalise the growing of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Key points:

  • Federal Government to legalise growing of medicinal cannabis
  • States to be allowed to make own decision on whether to allow growing of drug
  • Labor calls for nationally consistent scheme
  • Federal Health Minister says medicinal cannabis industry could flourish in Australia

Health Minister Sussan Ley said the Government wants to give people suffering from debilitating illnesses access to the most effective medical treatments.

She said she had been moved by stories of people who got some relief from medicinal cannabis, sometimes legally imported but not always.

“I have heard stories of patients who have resorted to illegal methods of obtaining cannabis and I have felt for them, because with a terminal condition, the most important thing is quality of life and relief of pain,” she told AM.

“And we know that many people are calling out for medicinal cannabis.

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Australian Federal Government To Legalise Growing Of Medicinal Cannabis; Labor Calls For Nationwide Scheme
Australian Federal Government To Legalise Growing Of Medicinal Cannabis; Labor Calls For Nationwide Scheme
Australian Federal Government To Legalise Growing Of Medicinal Cannabis; Labor Calls For Nationwide Scheme
Australian Federal Government To Legalise Growing Of Medicinal Cannabis; Labor Calls For Nationwide Scheme
Australian Federal Government To Legalise Growing Of Medicinal Cannabis; Labor Calls For Nationwide Scheme

Australian Federal Government To Legalise Growing Of Medicinal Cannabis; Labor Calls For Nationwide Scheme

Australian Federal Government To Legalise Growing Of Medicinal Cannabis; Labor Calls For Nationwide Scheme

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