Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Medical cannabis legislation

20 May 2016 –

Earlier this month the Palaszczuk Labor Government introduced landmark medicinal cannabis legislation into Queensland Parliament.

This bill was introduced after extensive consultation with the community and stakeholders. The Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2016 will introduce the most progressive laws in the country. It will also set up a robust framework to ensure medicinal cannabis products are prescribed and dispensed safely.

The new laws clear the way for medicinal cannabis oil capsules to be administered to a Queensland patient following approval for importation from the Therapeutic Goods Administration. This is an Australian first – the first legal, medically-supervised application of medicinal cannabis in the country.

For more information on medicinal cannabis in Queensland visit www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/all/medicinal-cannabis/Queensland