Victoria becomes the first Australian state to legalize medical cannabis
April 12, 2016 - Uncategorized
Patients in “exceptional circumstances” in the Australian state of Victoria will soon be able to access medical cannabis, thanks to a bill passed Tuesday by the local government.
The law, which makes the state the first in the country to establish a legal framework for access to the pain-relieving drug, will facilitate its “manufacture, supply and access” in high-quality medical form, the government said in a statement. An Office of Medicinal Cannabis will also be created to oversee the drug’s production and its prescription by doctors.