Australia May Legalize Medical Cannabis in August
After a serious breakthrough in the UK, in which over 100,000 signatures have forced Parliament to debate the legalisation of cannabis in the country, Australian public power has also forced legalisation discussions.
A ‘Regulator of Medical Cannabis’ bill is set to be composed after a survey found two-thirds of Australians support the legalisation of medical cannabis, while only 9% oppose legalisation.
It will be put forward by the Coalition government and the Labor party, who will “strongly recommend” that parliament pass the bill.
However, the Health Department of Australia has already strongly opposed the bill, citing “complexity and uncertainty” as well as a conflict with the existing Therapeutic Goods Act.
The leader of the Australian Green Party, Richard Di Natale suggested that the Health Department may have a different agenda;
I can understand why someone like Medicines Australia might be opposed, It doesn’t conform to the model of a traditional pharmaceutical and some people would argue it is a competitor.
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