Medicinal marijuana will be legalised nationally as of November, thanks to the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s decision to reschedule appropriate cannabis products as medicine.
We repeat: Australia‘s governing drug body has finally rubber-stamped the cultivation, manufacture, import and prescription of medicinal weed products, thereby removing one of the largest obstacles between patients and their treatment.
In a report handed down yesterday, the TGA announced medicinal cannabis products will be removed from the list of Schedule 9 products – prohibited substances – and will be placed in Schedule 8 – controlled drugs.
That’s an absolutely seismic shift in Aussie drug policy. Srs. Huge.
Now that medicinal cannabis products will be scheduled appropriately, doctors should have a much easier time ensuring they can provide adequate treatment for patients in their care.
For the record, recreational use is still a Schedule 9 no-go, but hey. Read the final decision right here.