An Australian perspective on legalising medical cannabis

Canada LegalGlobalAn Australian perspective on legalising medical cannabis
9
Apr
2019

Minister for Health Greg Hunt provides an insight into Australia’s experience with legalising medical cannabis, three years on.

In 2018, two years after Australia legalised the growing of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes, Minister for Health Greg Hunt announced that the federal government was to allow the export of medical cannabis products in an effort to secure both long-term supplies for patients and the development of the domestic cannabis industry.

Here, Hunt tells Health Europa more about the decision, outlines the measures that have been put in place to ensure patients can access the medicines they need, and reflects on what other countries can learn from Australia’s experiences with legalisation.

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