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Poisons Amendment (Cannabis for Medical and Commercial Uses) Bill 1999

Bill No. 20
Long Title The purpose of this Bill is to amend the Poisons Act 1964. It will allow General Practitioners to recommend to the Commissioner of Health that particular patients be permitted to use cannabis to relieve specific ailments. Criminal penalties for patients who use cannabis medicinally will be removed. The commercial production of low THC cannabis for hemp will be legalised.

Private Members Bill introduced by Hon. Dr Christine (Chrissy) Sharp, PhD, MA, BA (Hons) MLC

Status Legislative Council Second Reading
This Act comes into operation on a day fixed by Proclamation
Current Bill
Legislative CouncilDateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced19 Oct 1999  
First Reading19 Oct 1999  
Second Reading19 Oct 1999  
Second Reading Speech