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Medicinal Cannabis - Memorandum of Understanding with New South Wales

In December 2015 the Premier, Will Hodgman MP, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Premier of New South Wales, Mike Baird MP, on medicinal cannabis.

The MOU affirms the commitment of the two governments to work together to progress a range of initiatives, as well as to work with other state and territory governments and the Australian Government in relation to regulation of and access to medicinal cannabis products.

In particular, the MOU deals with clinical trials and further research, as well as the development of cultivation capacity in Tasmania and New South Wales.

The full MOU is available here(PDF, 116KB).

The Tasmanian Government supports allowing Tasmanians with serious, unresponsive medical conditions to access medicinal cannabis products when prescribed by a specialised doctor, and is developing a Controlled Access Scheme to enable this to occur. More information on the Controlled Access Scheme is available on the website of the Department of Health and Human Services.