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Regulation and control

Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Act 2016

The regulatory framework to allow medicinal cannabis to be prescribed in Queensland.

Role of the Commonwealth

Responsibility for regulating medicinal cannabis is shared between the Commonwealth and the States and Territories

Approval process

The chief executive of Queensland Health approves applications, with the assistance of an expert advisory panel.

Monitoring and control

Unlawful use penalty, authorised persons, and monitoring illegal use of medicinal cannabis.

Cultivation, manufacture, and wholesaling in Queensland

Queensland industries may be able to participate in the new Commonwealth licensing scheme to produce medicinal cannabis.

Last updated: 1 March 2017