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Tasmania to grow cannabis beneath deal with NSW for medicinal trials

Posted December 10, 2015 11:12:07

The Tasmanian Government has confirmed it is teaming up with New South Wales to discover the rewards of medicinal cannabis.

The two premiers will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate on clinical trials, study and developing the capacity to develop cannabis crops.

Tasmania will not be contributing funding for the trial and there are few particulars about where and how a lot of crops would be grown.

Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman said the state’s track record in regulating poppy cultivation put it in good stead.

“These matters regarding the capacity to cultivate the crop and to make certain a protected transition into New South Wales will be determined by our wellness department and other authorities,” he stated.

“We’ve got the framework in spot, the national government is progressing as well their national scheme to make sure we get the greatest outcome and balance compassion for these suffering in our neighborhood with proof-based science.”

He said the MoU would open the way for Tasmanians to participate in the trial.

New South Wales is conducting three clinical trials such as a single targeting youngsters with severe epilepsy.

The Tasmanian Government initially rejected calls for increasing trial in Tasmania, saying a medicinal cannabis market would pose a threat to the properly-established poppy business.

Subjects: cannabis, healthcare-study, tas, nsw

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