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Submission to the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill

Posted April 11, 2018

Download the Submission to the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill (PDF, 335KB)

The Salvation Army generally supports in principle this Bill, particularly the provisions increasing accessibility and affordability of medicinal cannabidiol. Generally, we support;

  • Clause 4 which outlines the specification of both Cannabidiol (CBD) and terminal illness.
  • Declassification of Cannabidiol as a controlled drug as outlined in Clause 9.
  • The removal of barriers in accessing CBD products, ensuring that safe Cannabidiol can be accessed by those who need it. As outlined in Clause 10.

However, The Salvation Army either recommends further clarification on specific aspects of the Bill.