Under the proposed changes that Steven Miles submitted in a new bill to repeal Public Health Act 2016.
This should see the government repeal the current medical cannabis laws and allow a smoother process.
Changes will include specialists being able to prescribe medicinal cannabis to patients. It also removes the requirement for pharmacists to hold an approval to dispense medicinal cannabis and researchers to hold an approval to conduct a clinical trial.
“ The change would significantly streamline the prescription process by removing state-level approval, with the federal Therapeutic Goods Administration to be responsible for the prescription process. It will remove red tape for patients and doctors seeking access to medicinal cannabis treatment,” he said.
“It will also mean that visitors to Queensland who have a valid prescription for medicinal cannabis from another jurisdiction will no longer require a specific Queensland approval.”
“Repealing the Act in Queensland will ensure there is no unnecessary duplication with Commonwealth requirements,” he said.
It would remain illegal for the Queensland public to grow cannabis for medical purposes.
Source – Brisbane Times
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