Hemp Gazette writes

So, what does this mean? According to Minister Hunt, projects with this status will be given priority for medicinal cannabis licences through the Office of Drug Control (ODC) from the beginning of September. However, they’ll still need to meet all the criteria that other applicants must.

A company likely very happy with the news is Asterion, whose Toowoomba medicinal cannabis venture was awarded Major Project Status in April. MPS is granted to projects with the potential to make significant contributions to exports, jobs and industry development.

Also they add

Some interesting figures included in the Minister’s release were the number of licences issued so far in Australia by the ODC for several categories.

  • 24 licences for cultivation for medicinal use
  • 16 for research cultivation
  • 23 medical cannabis product manufacturing licences

Read their full article at

Priority Licencing For Some Australian Medical Cannabis Projects