Medicinal Cannabis in Victoria
Medicinal cannabis products are regulated and controlled drugs in Australia. There are regulatory requirements that need to be satisfied to cultivate, produce or access medicinal cannabis. This is to ensure that medicinal cannabis products are of a safe and reliable quality and are available to suitable patients.
Patient access to medicinal cannabis in Australia is growing. Businesses are also investing in Victoria to develop Australian medicinal cannabis products.
Medicinal Cannabis Industry Development Plan
In 2018, the Victorian Government released its four-year Medicinal Cannabis Industry Development Plan. The plan outlines eight key actions for government to facilitate the development for the new medicinal cannabis industry.
Developing this new industry will not only assist the significant number of Australians that may benefit from the use of medicinal cannabis, but also generate direct and indirect benefits for Victoria including:
- the potential to create up to 500 new Victorian jobs by 2028;
- new export markets; and
- new domestic and international investments.
Victoria was the first Australian state in to legalise access to medicinal cannabis, which has driven policy reform nationally.
Department of Health and Human Services
Tel: 1300 364 545
Tel: +61 3 9096 7768
- General enquiries regarding the cultivation of medicinal cannabis: +61 2 6232 8433
- Queries relating to completing a medicinal cannabis licence/permit application: +61 2 6232 8648
- All other enquiries: +61 2 6232 8740
Clinical Trials in Victoria
Tel: 1800 020 653
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Page last updated: 11 January 2019