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Australia Government to fast-track new medicinal cannabis farm in Queensland

09:42  02 december  2019
09:42  02 december  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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The State Government will ' fast track ' the availability of medicinal cannabis for people in pain, the terminally ill and those suffering a chronic condition. Cannabis -based products could be legally prescribed in accordance with strict regulations since November 2016, with the Department of Health

Patient guide to accessing medicinal cannabis and the conditions that may benefit.

A massive new cannabis farm will be built in South East Queensland, fast-tracked by the federal government.

The $333 million 'Hydroganics' facility has been granted major project status in order for it to be operating by 2023.

When up and running, it's expected to support 140 jobs and have an estimated turnover of $366 million with 90 per cent generated from exports.

a woman smiling for the camera: Industry minister Karen Andrews. © 9News Industry minister Karen Andrews.

The location for the new farm is top secret but federal industry minister Karen Andrews said the Sunshine Coast was perfectly placed to become a hub for growing medicinal marijuana.

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Where my authorised medicinal cannabis prescribing doctors at? It might now be legal in Queensland to prescribe the drug, but here's the thing: According to the federal Department of Health, the Therapeutic Goods Administration is unable to release details of authorised prescribers.

Talk to your treating doctor about whether medicinal cannabis may be suitable as an adjunct therapy for your condition or symptoms.

"We want as a government to do what we can to support emerging businesses and medicinal cannabis is certainly an industry that we're keen to support," Ms Andrews said.

"What major project status does is enable us to offer a concierge-type service to make sure that we are eliminating as much red tape as possible but providing a stewardship responsibility through to this business so that it can navigate its way through state, local and federal regulation."

Australia's first fully operational medicinal cannabis farm opened on the Sunshine Coast earlier this year operated by Medifarm.

The industry is projected to be worth $1.2 billion within a decade.

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