Much like losing your virginity, here’s one of those times where we can’t quite believe it’s happening: medicinal marijuana will, for the first time, be legally available in Australia.
The Victorian state government announced today that they’re embarking on a state-based cannabis cultivation trial, with the drug becoming legal for use in “exceptional circumstances” in 2017.
And – we’re not taking the piss here – children are going to be the first to use it, specifically: kids with severe epilepsy.
“I’ve seen first-hand how medicinal cannabis can change people’s lives,” Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said in a statement. “This landmark reform means Victorian families will no longer have to decide between breaking the law and watching their child suffer.”
During the election we committed to legalising medicinal cannabis for use in exceptional circumstances, and we’re delivering on our promise.
— Daniel Andrews (@DanielAndrewsMP) October 6, 2015
GO VICTORIA, YOU BEAUTIFUL SONUVABITCH.
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