Australia To Allow Marijuana To Be Grown Locally For Medical Trials

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Published on 10/15/15

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Australia's Narcotics Drug Act will see an amendment soon that will allow for marijuana to be grown, researched, and sold to medical marijuana patients. The country's patients and researchers have access to imported cannabis goods, but with additional cost and limited supply as current laws prohibit growing marijuana. The government wants to help treat those in their country suffering with any of the qualifying conditions, New licensing regulations will require medical cannabis to meet standards from seed to sale.

Draft amendments to the Narcotics Drugs Act are being finalised to allow for the controlled cultivation of marijuana, giving patients access to "a safe, legal and sustainable supply of locally produced products for the first time," Health Minister Sussan Ley said in a statement.