Marijuana Laws by Country: Australia Medical Pot Set for Full Legalization

Australia leaped the final hurdle for the legalization of medical marijuana Wednesday, nearly seven months after its Parliament passed amendments to its national drug laws. Long-brewing after a major grass-roots campaign, the use of the drug for medicinal purposes will be allowed beginning in November but will also be “strictly controlled,” according to the Canberra Times.

The nation’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) — in the same vein as the United States Food and Drug Administration — published its final decision. However, the federal government is still forming a regulation structure, the Times reported.

Back in February, Australia made changes to its Narcotic Drugs Act that allowed marijuana to be grown for both medicinal and scientific purposes, but the recreational remained outlawed.

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