News

Landry to support changes to allow medicinal cannabis crops

Cannabis Training University

CAPRICORNIA MP Michelle Landry will put her full support behind changing the law to pave the way for the legal cultivation of cannabis for medical products.

Emerging from a meeting in Parliament House in Canberra today, Ms Landry said she would back a Coalition bill to amend the Narcotics Drug Act to allow patients access to legally manufactured cannabis therapeutic products.

Capricornia MP Michelle Landry
Capricornia MP Michelle Landry

"This bill will be a big step forward for people suffering serious illness as it will allow professional farmers to cultivate cannabis that will be used to make products for medicinal use in Australia," Ms Landry said.

"Children with epilepsy, people with cancer and other major painful conditions would be able to access such products most likely by prescription."

Ms Landry said she had received feedback from a lot of people around Capricornia that access to legal cannabis-based products for medicinal use would change their lives.

But she warned cannabis would be farmed by responsible growers licenced to cultivate the crops under strict conditions.

"People should not think this is an open door for them to grow 'pot' in their backyard, claiming it to be for medicinal use. The quantity and strains of medicinal cannabis that could be cultivated will be strictly controlled and regulated under a permit and licencing system with professional farmers," Ms Landry said.

"Growers would have to be deemed responsible people and fit for acquiring such a permit."

The amendment would create a national law for the entire country, taking away confusion among various state jurisdictions.

Ms Landry said it was not the intention for patients to smoke cannabis, but to use cannabis-based products such as sprays, skin applications and oils.

"This is exciting for both patients who can benefit from legal cannabis medicines and for the agricultural industry which has a unique opportunity to tap into new crop and potentially lucrative market," Ms Landry said.

"The Federal Government intends that in the future Australia may be able to export such cannabis products overseas - adding value to a fledgling industry."

The amendments to the Narcotic Drugs Act are expected to come before parliament in the next few weeks.

Topics:  cannabis, medicinal cannabis, michelle landry




Tributes flow for man killed in tragic driveway accident

Tim Pickering's childhood friend Michael Fingland said he was a real family man who aregularly spoke with pride about daughter Tegan, who he is pictured with here.

Friends have remembered Tim Pickering as selfless and loyal

Council says parking won't be a problem

Norm Jeha is concerned about both the short term and long term parking issues surrounding the Riverfront development.    Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

Business owners in the CBD have raised concerns about car parking

Jobs lost at Sibelco's Central Queensland operations

Several jobs will be lost at Sibelco's Parkhurst operations.

The company will wind back operations at two of its plants

Latest deals and offers

Diva's sister on soliciting charge

FILE - In this May 14, 2016 file photo, Mariah Carey attends the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, in New York. Carey will appear on the Oct. 5 episode of the Fox series, \"Empire,\" the network confirmed Monday at a TV critics bi-annual press tour. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Mariah Carey's sister has been arrested on charges of prostitution.

Tom Cruise private jets his gym kit around the world

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise charters private to take his gym kit around the world

Movie behind Depp and Heard split to be released

Soon you'll be able to see the movie that ended the marriage

Bindi's boyfriend helps release huge croc

Chandler (far right) helped the jump team.

Chandler Powell helps catch Duncan the croc

Mick Jagger to pay £2.5m to the woman carrying his baby

Mick Jagger is reportedly paying millions to pregnant ballerina

Navy man Keller ready to marry a perfect stranger

Former Navy engineer Keller is a participant in season three of Married At First Sight.

Tattoos are just the surface of Married At First Sight groom.

Red hot property for sale

HOT PROPERTY: The building where Red Rooster sits on Musgrave St is for sale.

Musgrave St property up for sales

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”