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Australia: Patients to get easier access to medicinal cannabis under Greens bill

The Greens leader, Richard di Natale, has accused the federal government of “ignoring the will of parliament” on the importation of medicinal cannabis as doctors complain that the current system has “multiple obstacles” that prevent terminally ill patients from obtaining the drug.

Di Natale will introduce a bill on Tuesday to clear the way for importers to stock more medicinal cannabis products.

While the government made medicinal cannabis legal in 2016, it did not allow medical practitioners to prescribe terminally ill patients some previously approved products without seeking prior authorisation, under Category A of the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s special access scheme.

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Melissa Davey ~ TheGuardian.com via 420Intel.com

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