The report goes on to say

The Andrews Government said during the 2014 election campaign that it wanted make cannabis legal and available to those with ill health in exceptional circumstances.

A report by the Victorian Law Reform Commission handed down in October advised the Government on how to prescribe and regulate the drug.

The Access to Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2015 to be introduced today will “provide a legal framework to enable the cultivation and manufacture of safe and high-quality medicinal cannabis products,” the Government said.

Full Report: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-12-08/medicinal-marijuana-legislation-introduced-into-parliament/7008548