Cannabiz editor-at-large Rhys Cohen identifies the five issues holding the Australian cannabis industry back – and over-the-counter CBD isn’t one of them.

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It has been a hell of a year … and it’s only October. But if you can, I invite you to cast your mind back to the heady days of February 2020. There was choking smoke in the air, COVID was but a distant hypothetical threat, and the Senate inquiry regarding barriers to patient access to medicinal cannabis was having public hearings in Melbourne.

Rhys Cohen

As well as being editor-at-large at Cannabiz, Rhys is the director of Cannabis Consulting Australia, which provides commercial consulting services to various domestic and international cannabis companies....