Australian drug regulators have granted what is believed to be the first licence to manufacture and supply medical cannabis in WA.

AusCann, whose chairman is former WA Federal Liberal MP Mal Washer, has been granted a manufacturing licence by the Office of Drug Control, paving the way for it to not only grow but also make cannabinoid medical products.

The company was given approval in May for a secure outdoor cultivation facility in WA, with the intention of having its first locally grown product ready next year.

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Cathy O'Leary ~ The Western Australian via