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Medicinal cannabis to be legalised in Australia from November

Medicinal cannabis will become legal, but strictly controlled from November this year, under a formal decision reached by the Therapeutic Goods Administration this week.The final decision was published on Wednesday, paving the way for the drug to be legalised for medicinal use, as the federal government works towards creating a national regulator.Clinical trials have shown moderate qua...
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Australia: Doctors set to legally prescribe pot to patients

Mike Baird
Doctors across the state will be able to legally prescribe medicinal cannabis for their patients as of tomorrow.Cannabis-based medicines have so far been available only to patients enrolled in clinical trials in NSW but Premier Mike Baird said new regulatory changes meant the drugs can now be considered for ­patients who have exhausted standard treatment options. “People who are serious...
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