FEB. 25, 2016 - MEDICAL MARIJUANA LEGALIZED IN AUSTRALIA
The Australian Parliament
passed a measure Wednesday legalizing medical marijuana.
The amendments to
the Narcotic Drugs Act will allow cannabis to be legally
grown for medical and scientific purposes for the first time in
"This is an historic
day for Australia and the many advocates who have fought long and
hard to challenge the stigma around medicinal cannabis products so
genuine patients are no longer treated as criminals," Minister
for Health Sussan Ley said in a statement.
"This is the missing
piece in a patient's treatment journey and will now see seamless
access to locally-produced medicinal cannabis products from farm to
edition.cnn.com, Christina Zdanowicz, CNN, February 25, 2016