Tassie Government to fund medical cannabis scheme

The scheme is set to open from September 1

The Tasmanian Government is spending $3.75 million to fund a medical cannabis access scheme, to be included in this Thursday’s Budget announcement.

The scheme aims to make cannabis more accessible for epilepsy sufferers by providing specialists to figure out the administration of the drug.

“[The money will] enable the comprehensive clinical assessment of patients with severe epilepsy who may be eligible for medical cannabis, due to being non-responsive to mainstream medications,” said Heath Minister Michael Ferguson in a statement published by the ABC.

“Specialists will consider the scheme’s rules, including patient safety and appropriateness for the individual case.”

The scheme is set to open from September 1.

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