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.”


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