Federal well being minister Greg Hunt has stated authorities reforms have helped the Australian medicinal hashish sector develop to be value $1.eight billion, however referred to as on the business to work with him to ship additional progress domestically and abroad.
Opening the Medicinal Cannabis Conference 2020 this morning, Hunt stated legalisation in 2016, an emergency nationwide stock to assist sufferers and sooner regulatory pathways had allowed new merchandise, suppliers and builders into the Australian market.
However, he stated it was the choice to open up exports that had underpinned the expansion of many Australian corporations, who’re benefitting from the powerful regulatory atmosphere at house to forge a popularity abroad for the best security and high quality requirements.
“The fact that we have the world’s highest standards, although it can be tough initially, ultimately means we have the gold standard for safety and quality and that’s recognised internationally,” he stated.
Hunt stated the home market will develop however “in line with prescriber practice, as it should be”. He added the Government’s activity now’s to assist the business register extra merchandise and develop the home market.
He informed delegates: “I’m open to your ideas. What are the next steps that you need to see from the Australian Government? I may not accept all of them, but I want to hear the ideas.”