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Government announces appointment of cannabis advisory council

16 February 2017 via Biotech Dispatch: Health minister Greg Hunt has announced the appointment of members to the Australian Advisory Council on the Medicinal Use of Cannabis – which will provide expert advice to government.

Government is working towards enabling the safe and legal distribution of medicinal cannabis products for adults and children suffering from painful and chronic conditions.

The full list of members is available online.They will provide specialist advice to government on:

  • the ongoing implementation of the regulatory scheme allowing for the licenced cultivation and manufacture of medicinal cannabis here in Australia;
  • the design of medical prescribing guidelines and the use of the Authorised Prescriber and Special Access Scheme mechanisms allowing for patient access; and,
  • the current state of medical evidence supporting the use of medicinal cannabis for a variety of clinical conditions.

Read more in Biotech Dispatch.