What Will Australian Import Changes Mean for Local Cannabis Growers?
Australian patients struggling to access medical cannabis are welcoming the Australian government’s announcement last week to allow importers to source cannabis products from international suppliers. The change is expected to ensure that patients currently waiting for medicine obtain it within eight weeks. But uncertainty still surrounds the changes, and experts are now calling for a more comprehensive approach to meeting Australian demand for medical cannabis.
Professor David Allsop is an associate director of the Lambert Initiative at the University of Sydney, a project exploring how cannabis can treat childhood epilepsy and other serious diseases. Allsop believes that while imported cannabis will help fill the immediate patient need, further regulatory reforms are still needed to ensure fair and adequate access.
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