Health minister Mark Butler has rejected calls to fund a national compassionate access scheme in a move criticised as “entirely misplaced” by the Australian Medicinal Cannabis Association (AMCA).

AMCA launched the scheme, called Compass, in 2022 with the aim of subsidising patients unable to afford medicinal cannabis for serious conditions.

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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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