Cannabis crops one step closer

by admin on July 13th, 2018

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NEW ERA: Lucy Haslam’s goal for locally-produced medicinal Cannabis is a step closer with NSW authorised to research the medicine’s cultivation. Photo: Geoff O’Neill 240716GOF01TAMWORTH’S medicinal Cannabis advocate Lucy Haslam has welcomed the Federal Government authorising NSW as the first state to undertake cultivation research into the cutting-edge herbal medicine.
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Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair said that the commonwealth had authorised the NSW Department of Primary Industries to conduct cultivation research, which will lay the foundations for future non-government cultivation.

“This is an important step forward that underpins the potential pharmaceutical supply of Cannabis-based medicines made in Australia,” Mr Blair said.

Mrs Haslam, who is executive director and co-founder of United In Compassion, has led the campaign since her son, Dan, who passed away in February last year, began to use theherbal medicine to combat the side-effects of chemotherapy.

Dan’s Law, or the law to cultivate medicinal Cannabis passed on the first anniversary of Mr Haslam’s death on February 24 this year, which was the first step for patients to legally access Cannabis-based products.

Mrs Haslamsaid the government was still writing the regulations around the cultivation.

“While we wait for a Commonwealth licensing scheme, the regulator is allowing State Government agencies to apply for licenses to cultivate for research purposes” shesaid.

“Come October 30 …private organisations will be able to apply to grow and manufacture medicinal Cannabis products, and one of my organisation’s aims (United In Compassion) is to apply for such a licence.

“Like any other organisation, we will have to meet strict regulatory and quality guidelines.”

United In Compassion has purchased a 47-hectare property near Tamworth where they plan to cultivate medicinal Cannabis.The Federal Government authorisation for NSW meant this private cultivation facility was a step closer.

“The regulator has held briefing sessions for prospective commercial producers outlining the requirements and we are satisfied we will be able to meet these hurdles,” Mrs Haslam said.

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