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Cultivation of medicinal cannabis

The Federal Parliament of Australia has passed landmark legislation to allow the controlled cultivation of cannabis in Australia for medicinal and related scientific purposes.

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Medicinal Cannabis Compassionate Use Scheme

The NSW Government has developed the Medicinal Cannabis Compassionate Use Scheme to extend compassion to adults with a terminal illness.

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$6 Million Cannabis Medicines Hotline Opens

The NSW Government today launched the country’s first cannabis medicines hotline in an effort to fast-track patient access, and provide more support to their doctors. 

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New national evidence review released

The Commonwealth Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) today released a summary for patients about the national review of the scientific evidence for the use of cannabis medicines in five areas: palliative care, nausea and vomiting, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and pain.

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Patients to get faster access to medicinal cannabis

The NSW Government is intent on getting more patients access to medicinal cannabis products for palliative care, under a $6 million statewide advisory service aimed at supporting doctors.

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Australia's first trial of botanical medicinal cannabis for palliative care now recruiting in NSW

Researchers are now recruiting palliative care cancer patients in Sydney and Newcastle for Australia’s first clinical trial of vaporised cannabis flower bud.

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