To help Australian patients easily access the best quality medicinal cannabis, Greg Hunt, the health minister has launched Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia. The role of this newly created industry body will be to ensure that medicinal cannabis products achieve the highest standards to meet patients’ individual needs. Read the article here.
Chris Wright, Brisbane local who was diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome at the age of 12 is one of the first patients recruited for the trial run by Brisbane’s Wesley Medical Research. The trial aims to assess the effects of medicinal cannabis on symptoms such as uncontrollable physical and/or verbal ticks.
Thanks to new streamlined processes, Queensland specialist doctors soon will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis directly to their patients, meaning the medicine will be treated just like any other prescription drug in Queensland.
Growing cannabis for medicinal use has a huge potential in Australia. However, due to the nature of the plant, there is still stigma associated with cultivating medicinal cannabis.
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