Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018
- Any specialist can prescribe medicinal cannabis for any patient they believe will benefit from treatment, just as they would for any other controlled or restricted medicine.
- Visitors to Queensland who have a valid prescription for medicinal cannabis from another jurisdiction will no longer require a specific Queensland approval.
- The bill also removes the requirement for pharmacists to hold an approval to dispense medicinal cannabis and researchers to hold an approval to conduct a clinical trial.
- It will remain illegal for the Queensland public to grow cannabis for medicinal purposes
2018.11.13 - Bill Reading
2018.12.05 - Public Briefing
2019.01.24 - Committee Hearing