The Asia Pacific boss of Canopy Growth has insisted Australia needs to address the affordability of medicinal cannabis, as he pointed to Germany as a market that has “nailed” the subsidy issue.

Ben Quirin, the Melbourne-based managing director of Canopy Growth APAC, said the lack of financial help in Australia compared to the insurance-led reimbursements for medicinal cannabis in Germany, was the “critical difference” between the frameworks of each nation.

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Steve has reported for a number of consumer and B2B titles over a journalism career spanning more than three decades. He is a regulator contributor to health journal, The Medical Republic, writing on...

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