Federal health minister Greg Hunt has said government reforms have helped the Australian medicinal cannabis sector grow to be worth $1.8 billion, but called on the industry to work with him to deliver further growth domestically and overseas.

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Opening the PharmOut Medicinal Cannabis Conference this morning, Hunt said legalisation in 2016, an emergency national inventory to support patients and faster regulatory pathways had allowed new products, providers and developers into the Australian market.

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