Australia moves to legalize medical marijuana

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English: Sussan Ley speaking at the opening of...
English: Sussan Ley speaking at the opening of the Jerilderie, New South Wales Library (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Health Minister Sussan Ley announced Sunday that parliament will be considering making changes to the legislation against growing and possessing marijuana, according to Aljazeera.

The proposed change would allow scientists to research and produce medical marijuana.


“Allowing the cultivation of legal medicinal cannabis crops in Australia under strict controls strikes the right balance between patient access, community protection and our international obligations,” Ley said.

Although some Australians are still uncertain, it is supported by the opposition and will likely pass in parliament, according to an article published on Aljazeera.

Growing or obtaining cannabis for a recreational purpose is still illegal. To learn more about this proposed legislation, read the full story.