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Second Reading Speeches

Medicinal Cannabis Legislation Amendment (Securing Patient Access) Bill 2017

DI NATALE, Sen Richard
Originating house
Not Proceeding
Parliament no

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Amends the:

Customs Act 1901
to: provide that prohibited goods intended to be used as medicinal cannabis products are, for the purpose of satisfying import conditions, taken to be drugs required for medical purposes; and provide that goods permitted to be supplied for the purposes stated in the
Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
for the Special Access Scheme Category-B, relating to clinical trials and authorised prescribers, will also be permitted to be supplied for the Special Access Scheme Category-A, relating to seriously ill patients with a condition from which death is reasonably likely to occur within a matter of months; and
Narcotic Drugs Act 1967
to allow the secretary to grant a licence to manufacture medicinal cannabis if satisfied it is to be supplied to a seriously ill person in accordance with certain regulatory and notification requirements.