The office of Drug Control has confirmed that a single licensing scheme for medicinal cannabis firms will begin on Christmas Eve after new legislation was formerly rubber stamped by the government.

The new streamlined framework will finally eliminate the administrative burden of applying for separate licences for cultivation and production, research and manufacture of medicinal cannabis. Instead, a single licence will be required, and most will be perpetual, meaning they will have no fixed end date.

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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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