The Australian Parliament legalized medical marijuana usage for people suffering of certain diseases and chronical pain. Medical marijuana is now a valid option to treat their conditions.
Minister of Health, Sussan Ley noted that this is a historial day for the nation
Moving towards medical marijuana legalization
A national marijuana advocacy group made powerful statements that layed the ground for medical marijuana legalization. The Parliament voted in favor of a natiowide program that allows cannabis cultivation for medicinal and scientific purposes.
Minister of Health, Sussan Ley noted that this is a historial day for the nation and people who fought to end the stigma surronding medical marijuana consumption. Patients can not longer be acused of criminal behaviour. However, recreational growth and consumtion remain illegal.
Under the new scheme, patients with a valid prescription will have access to local cannabis products. Details of the program, like what type of medical marijuana can be grown, are still being discussed.