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Medicinal Cannabis Legislation Amendment (Securing Patient Access) Bill 2017


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Reps
Sponsor
DI NATALE, Sen Richard

Summary

Amends the: Customs Act 1901 to: provide that prohibited goods intended to be used as medicinal cannabis products are, for the purpose of satisfying import conditions, taken to be drugs required for medical purposes; and provide that goods permitted to be supplied for the purposes stated in the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 for the Special Access Scheme Category-B, relating to clinical trials and authorised prescribers, will also be permitted to be supplied for the Special Access Scheme Category-A, relating to seriously ill patients with a condition from which death is reasonably likely to occur within a matter of months; and Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 to allow the secretary to grant a licence to manufacture medicinal cannabis if satisfied it is to be supplied to a seriously ill person in accordance with certain regulatory and notification requirements.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12/09/17  
Second reading moved 12/09/17  
Second reading debate 19/10/17  
Second reading agreed to 19/10/17  
Third reading agreed to 19/10/17  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 19/10/17  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes