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Narcotic Drugs Amendment (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2021


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health

Summary

Amends the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 to: consolidate the medicinal cannabis licensing structure into a single licence framework; enable assessments relating to supply chains to be undertaken at the permit stage rather than the earlier licensing stage; allow licences to be granted for a period of up to five years; include a new simplified outline; and make minor and technical amendments.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 03/02/21  
Second reading moved 03/02/21  
Second reading debate 24/02/21  
Second reading agreed to 24/02/21  
Third reading agreed to 24/02/21  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25/02/21  
Second reading moved 25/02/21  
Second reading debate 17/06/21  
Second reading agreed to 17/06/21  
Third reading agreed to 17/06/21  
     
Finally passed both Houses 17/06/21  
Assent 24/06/21 Act no: 56 - Year: 2021
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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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

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)