Pubdate: Thu, 25 Feb 2016
Source: West Australian (Australia)
Copyright: 2016 West Australian Newspapers Limited


A Perth-based medicinal marijuana company hopes to grow its first 
crops and manufacture products in WA by this time next year.

Laws to create a national licensing scheme for growers passed Federal 
Parliament yesterday, paving the way for the legal use of cannabis by 
people with painful and chronic illnesses.

The changes to the Narcotic Drugs Act create a national body that can 
issue licences to growers to cultivate medicinal marijuana.

Auscann, which is backed by former Liberal MP Mal Washer, plans to 
apply for a licence.
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