The top official overseeing medicinal cannabis in Australia has vowed to continue to ease the administrative burden on industry after conceding the current demands surrounding permit applications are “excessive”.

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John Skerritt, who heads the Therapeutic Goods Administration and Office of Drug Control (ODC), said consultation is underway on a simplified process that will demand far less from applicants.

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