What the Senate's cannabis vote means for GPs

Terminally ill patients will gain easier access to medical cannabis products following a Senate vote to relax TGA restrictions on the product.

How has this come about?

A motion raised by Greens Senator Dr Richard di Natale and passed on Tuesday 13 June allows medical cannabis to be prescribed for people with a terminal illness under category A of the Special Access Scheme rather than category B.

The Greens motion also allows patients to personally import up to three months' supply of medical cannabis products into Australia.

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