Legal push to allow GPs to prescribe cannabis

Queensland claims to be leading the way on medical cannabis use by creating a legal framework for authorised GPs to prescribe products from approved pharmacies.

The Draft Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2016 will allow medical practitioners to apply for a ‘medicinal cannabis approval', authorising them to lawfully prescribe medicinal cannabis for of a patient in their care.

The legislation will also create a pathway for pharmacists to obtain ‘dispensing approval', allowing them to lawfully dispense medicinal cannabis.

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