Investment $28.5 million
Victoria is the first state in Australia to legalise access to medicinal cannabis for those in exceptional circumstances, because families shouldn't have to make the heart-breaking choice between watching their loved ones suffer and breaking the law.
Hundreds of kids with severe epilepsy will have access to medicinal cannabis as early as next year, with fast‑tracked funding supporting the roll-out of the Victorian Medicinal Cannabis Access scheme.
What will the money be used for?
This investment includes:
Establishment of the Office of Medicinal Cannabis
The $28.5 million package will support the establishment of the Office of Medicinal Cannabis and an independent Medical Advisory Committee to make sure seriously ill kids can access this life-changing treatment as soon as possible.