The Narcotic Drugs Amendment (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2021 passed the House of Representatives last night and is likely to pass through the Senate without amendments.

Cannabiz co-founder Martin Lane and editor-at-large Rhys Cohen spoke with Australian Medicinal Cannabis Association (AMCA) secretary and lawyer Teresa Nicoletti and head of legal and regulatory affairs at Cann Group Steven Notaro about:

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  • the background to the bill
  • what it sets out to achieve
  • the implications for the cannabis industry
  • what it means for approval times and patient access

Prior to launching Cannabiz, Martin was co-founder and CEO of Asia-Pac’s leading B2B media and marketing information brand Mumbrella, overseeing its sale to Diversified Communications in 2017. A journalist...