Medicinal Cannabis Imported by Victorian Government to Treat Ill Children

As little Gemma was settled for bedtime, she was given a dose of cannabis oil the Victorian government bought from Canada last week.

That was on Friday when the five-year-old who has near constant seizures became one of the first of 29 seriously-ill children to receive the imported medicinal oil product in Victoria. The remaining families will be able to access the oil – fully taxpayer funded – by the end of this week.

The scale of the importation, which has cost the state about $1 million to supply 29 families for a year, is the largest yet in Australia, Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy said, adding that the government’s focus was still “domestic supply of medicinal cannabis”.

– Read the entire article at The Age.