Hemp foods available for lawful sale in Australia next week

Foods made from low-THC hemp seeds and hemp seed oil are permitted for sale from 12 November 2017 in Australia. However, it remains unclear as to who may lawfully cultivate, manufacture and produce such food products. Partner, Dr Teresa Nicoletti and Law Graduates Helaena Short and Sarah Martin, discuss. Background For several decades, Cannabis sativa
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Private Greens Bill wins Majority Vote in the Senate

The Greens’ Medicinal Cannabis Legislation Amendment (Importation and Manufacture) Bill 2017 attempts to put an end to the government’s last ditch-efforts to stifle access to medicinal cannabis for terminally ill patients. Partner, Dr Teresa Nicoletti and Law Graduates, Helaena Short and Sarah Martin, discuss. Yesterday, the Senate majority voted in favour of the Medicinal Cannabis
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The Senate sees Sense: Terminally ill patients may receive expedited access to medicinal cannabis

New votes by the One Nation Party in a surprise re-hearing of Senator Richard Di Natale’s medicinal cannabis motion mean that terminally ill patients may be able to access medicinal cannabis via Category A of the SAS once again. Partner, Dr Teresa Nicoletti and Paralegal, Helaena Short, discuss. Earlier this year Senator Richard Di Natale
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One Nation and the Xenophon Team prioritise political interests at the expense of terminally ill patients

A motion moved by Richard Di Natale of the Greens to disallow legislation which blocks immediate access to medicinal cannabis by terminally ill patients was recently voted down in the Senate due to unexpected votes by One Nation and the Nick Xenophon Team. Paralegal, Helaena Short and Partner, Dr Teresa Nicoletti discuss. In February this
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Voluntary Euthanasia in New South Wales: Draft legislation to be considered in 2017

Prompted by the draft Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 (NSW), New South Wales is preparing to tackle growing community demands for end-of-life legislation in the coming months. Partner, Dr Teresa Nicoletti and Paralegal, Helaena Short discuss. A draft of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 (NSW) (Bill) was recently released for public consultation by a
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Hemp-based foods to be legalised in Australia

Ministers have approved a decision by the food regulator to permit the sale in Australia of foods made from low-THC hemp seeds and hemp seed oil – however, other legal hurdles remain. Partner, Dr Teresa Nicoletti and Lawyer, Sebastian Tonkin discuss. The Australian and New Zealand ministers responsible for food regulation have approved a recommendation
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Hope for Hemp Industry Stakeholders – final decision on the scheduling of cannabis deferred

Fervent advocacy by Mills Oakley partner, Dr Teresa Nicoletti, has stalled a final decision on the scheduling of cannabis and tetrahydrocannabinols, to allow more careful consideration and consultation. Partner, Dr Teresa Nicoletti; Lawyer, Sebastian Tonkin and Paralegal, Helaena Short discuss. A notice published on the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website yesterday announced that the Secretary
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Access to medicinal cannabis – how terminally ill patients are missing out

Terminally ill patients continue to be denied access to essential medicines despite positive developments in the medicinal cannabis framework in Australia. Partner, Dr Teresa Nicoletti and Paralegal, Helaena Short discuss. Bold claims have been made in the Daily Telegraph this morning that terminally ill patients will be given the “green light” to access medicinal cannabis
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