Australia Legalizes Medical Marijuana

26 Feb

CNN International LogoMedical marijuana has continued to make headway not only in the United States but in various countries around the world that are either decriminalizing it or making it legal outright. In a significant move, Australia has recently legalized medical marijuana. CNN story excerpt in italics below.

(CNN)—The Australian Parliament passed a measure Wednesday legalizing medical marijuana.

The amendments to the Narcotic Drugs Act will allow cannabis to be legally grown for medical and scientific purposes for the first time in Australia.

“This is an historic day for Australia and the many advocates who have fought long and hard to challenge the stigma around medicinal cannabis products so genuine patients are no longer treated as criminals,” Minister for Health Sussan Ley said in a statement.

“This is the missing piece in a patient’s treatment journey and will now see seamless access to locally-produced medicinal cannabis products from farm to pharmacy.”

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Medical marijuana, or medical cannabis, is legal in the state of Nevada. The city of Las Vegas has the largest collection of medical marijuana dispensaries in Nevada. You can find a medical marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas by visiting Weedmaps. BaM quality medical marijuana will soon be available at several Las Vegas dispensaries. Please use medical marijuana responsibly. Please follow the medical marijuana laws of the state you are in, and remember that medical marijuana laws vary from state to state. If visiting a Las Vegas medical marijuana dispensary, remember to bring your valid ID and medical marijuana card. Nevada is at present the only state to accept medical marijuana cards from any other state.