Medical Cannabis Up For Discussion

SA's 'Green' Future?

Medical Cannabis Up For Discussion

Medical cannabis is firmly on the radar in South Australia.

The State Government is warming to the idea by setting up a roundtable to investigate the establishment of a local industry.

Changes to federal drug laws kicked in last year which allow controlled cultivation for medicinal or scientific purposes only.

It means some cannabis products are now grouped with medicines like morphine which are available under prescription by authorised doctors in SA.

A group known as the Australian Cannabis Corporation had previously flagged the soon-to-be vacant Holden site at Elizabeth as an ideal location for growing medical marijuana.

Industry and lobby groups, researchers, companies and government departments are all welcome at the roundtable meeting scheduled for January 30.