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Medical Marijuana

There's not enough medical marijuana in Australia, so it's speeding up imports


While Australia is increasingly pro-medical cannabis, it’s still hard to get your hands on the stuff if you’re in need (and have a prescription).

The government has indicated it’s open to speeding things up, with Health Minister Greg Hunt announcing Wednesday that authorities will allow more rapid importation of the drug while a domestic supply is built. Medical cannabis is often used to alleviate pain associated with cancer as well as epilepsy. 

Importers will now be allowed to buy from “a reputable supplier overseas,” and store it locally to be distributed via doctors approved to supply medicinal cannabis products. The change is intended to counter delays for patients prescribed medicinal cannabis, who currently have to rely on “case by case” imports from overseas. Read more…

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