4 August 2016

The Canberra Times reports

Medical cannabis could soon be legal in the ACT

Canberrans could soon be able to safely and legally access medical cannabis products under a new ACT government run scheme.

The government has announced that it will establish a medical cannabis scheme as a “priority” and “as soon as practicable”.

There’s a wave of support in the community and politically for medicinal cannabis says Greens Senator Richard Di Natale.

Assistant health minister Meegan Fitzharris said setting up the schemeit needed to be done in a way that was evidence-based and supported vulnerable people.

“The ACT’s scheme will work to establish the ACT as a leader in the research and development of cannabis products here in Australia and develop a framework for the prescription, use and distribution of medicinal cannabis to those who need them on medical grounds,” she said.

Read the full report and watch a video on teh subject at

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/act-government-to-start-medicinal-cannabis-scheme-20160804-gqkqt9.html

Also See

http://www.governmentnews.com.au/2016/08/24617/