OCT. 28, 2016 - MEDICINAL MARIJUANA TO BECOME LEGAL TO GROW IN AUSTRALIA - BUT HOW WILL IT WORK?
It is about to become
legal to cultivate and manufacture medicinal cannabis in Australia,
which means people will be able to apply for a licence to grow
their own cannabis crop.
Another change coming
into effect in early November through the Therapeutic Goods
Administration will mean medicinal cannabis will no longer fall under
Australia's most stringent of schedules, reserved for dangerous
Instead, there will be
provisions in place to use it on medical grounds, with certain
approvals but only for very ill people.
However, it will still be
illegal to use or grow marijuana for recreational purposes.
It will remain up to the
states to decide whether the drug will be allowed and who will be
able to use it, dispense it, who will be able to approve it, and what
dosage and form of medicinal cannabis is appropriate.