The legalisation of medicinal marijuana in Australia was an important — if belated — step towards giving citizens access to every medicine that could help with their illnesses.
While Australia still trails much of the Western world in moving to legalise marijuana’s recreational use, the New South Wales government is pressing ahead with medicinal cannabis cultivation.
Currently, the NSW government is growing eight different types of medicinal cannabis in secret regional spot, in a $2 million, state-of-the-art, high-security facility.
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NSW first in the country to produce cannabis legally
The NSW government is the first in the nation to get commonwealth permission to develop the drug. Right now they’re strategizing the best growing conditions for the crop, AAP reports.
Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall stated that the government was developing farming practices that guaranteed that cannabis could be produced throughout the year, according to AAP.
‘Our aim is to determine the best growing conditions to produce the safest and most useful crops for patients,’ Mr Marshall said in a statement.
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