There was more good news for Tasmania yesterday after ECS Botanics announced the development of a A$2.9m outdoor medicinal cannabis project at its wholly owned site in the northern part of the state.

The three-stage Medicinal Cannabis Project will give it the ability to grow up to 32,500kg of dry flower each year on 325,000 square meters of land.

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Prior to launching Cannabiz, Martin was co-founder and CEO of Asia-Pac’s leading B2B media and marketing information brand Mumbrella, overseeing its sale to Diversified Communications in 2017. A journalist...

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  1. While both ECS Botanical and Tas Alkaloids entering the medicinal cannabis market and basing themselves in Tasmania is fantastic for both the medical cannabis industry as a whole and medical cannabis patients, this Tasmanian Government’s approach is rather disingenuous. There are very few Tasmanian medical cannabis patients due to the extremely difficult nature of obtaining a prescription here in Tassie. There are no cannabis clinics, no authorised prescribing Doctors as all potential patients need to be seen by a specialist within the Tasmanian Hospital Specialist Clinic system and they are neither in favour of its medical use or willing to script even cancer pain patients, MS patients or severely epileptic people. It’s a real kick in the face to those who want to access this new medicine to see the Government push and subsidise medical cannabis as an agricultural industry but not a health-related service for the people/patients to use or access. Anywhere else in Australia an authorised prescriber can apply to the TGA for authority to prescribe and not require a specialist second opinion. This step was recently removed by all states in Australia and in New Zealand, but not here in Tasmania, as per usual.