WA’s Select Committee into Cannabis and Hemp is calling for written submissions on the terms of reference of its inquiry.

The committee has been established to inquire into and report on the potential to amend current cannabis and hemp legislation and regulations in WA, with particular reference to:

  • the current barriers to pharmaceutical nutraceutical use of cannabinoid products;
  • medicinal cannabis, its prescription, availability and affordability; 
  • the potential benefits and risks of permitting industrial hemp for human consumption.

The committee will be chaired by Legalise Cannabis WA MP Dr Brian Walker, with Labor’s parliamentary secretary to the attorney general and minister for electoral affairs Matthew Dean Swinbourn as deputy chair. Labor’s Jackie Jarvis and Lorna Harper and James Hayward from the Nationals WA round out the group. 

Submissions can be made via this link until  January 7, 2022. They are confidential until the committee releases them.

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