Medical cannabis industry growing in Australia. Australia’s legalisation of medical cannabis in late 2016 is creating a rapidly expanding industry. While a local industry becomes established, the federal government is fast tracking importing cannabis for patients with prescriptions. The world’s most advanced cannabis strain genetics come from BC Seeds in Canada.
Medical cannabis industry growing in Australia
Australia has joined the US and Canada where cannabis is a fast-growing industry. Medical cannabis has agricultural potential for a new industry for Australian farmers worth an estimated $100 million a year. A new industry farmers need to value-add to their agricultural operations. But, they will have to compete with the big Canadian and US companies. These are already positioning themselves as main players in the Australian cannabis market.
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Australian Federal government relaxes importing laws for medicinal marijuana
Australian Federal government relaxes importing laws for medicinal marijuana. While Australian domestic cultivation of medical cannabis became legal in 2016, patients have trouble accessing a supply. Changes to importation laws allow Australian patients access to medicinal cannabis within 8 weeks.
Australian Federal Government relaxes importing laws medicinal marijuana
This is an interim measure until Australian production can meet demand. Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt said approved importers could buy medicinal cannabis products overseas to import into Australia for sale…
How to get a license to grow medical cannabis in Australia
Get license grow medical cannabis Australia. Now that Australian legislators have paved the way to a $75 billion plus industry, medical cannabis providers can apply for a license to grow medical cannabis. Australia has taken a different road to the US by legalising medical cannabis on a federal level and leaving it to the states to take their own approach. This is the opposite of the US where it is the states’ leading the way.
Medicinal cannabis regulation
There are multiple government cannabis regulators. Australia’s Office of Drug Control (ODC) deals with the licences and permits for growing and producing cannabis for medical reasons. Its role is to ensure medical cannabis is not diverted to other purposes other than what the licence or permit granted stipulates.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) regulates the quality and access to cannabis products. The TGA and ODC are sections of the Australian Government Department of Health. Together they form the Health Products Regulation Group.
Get License Grow Medical Cannabis Australia and Print Your Own Money
Australia’s federal government is solely responsible for medical cannabis cultivation and production. They leave it to the states and territories to jointly regulate cannabis products and patient access to them. So far Victoria and New South Wales have changed their legislation to allow for medical cannabis trials. Queensland has legislation in progress to legalise medical cannabis…