Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia (MCIA) and Medical Cannabis Council (MCC) collaborate to form a unified voice for the Australian medicinal cannabis industry

MCIA and MCC are pleased to announce that they have entered a collaboration arrangement to create a unified voice for the Australian medicinal cannabis industry.

The Australian medicinal cannabis industry has an important role to play in improving health outcomes for Australian patients. Australia is well placed to lead the world with quality medicinal cannabis, deliver next generation patient well-being, and develop a new export industry.

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COVID19 – Medicinal Cannabis an Essential Service

Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia (MCIA) has undertaken consultation with the Federal and State Governments and has received confirmation that medicinal cannabis qualifies as an essential service under the public health orders issued by the States and Territories. The public health orders note that sectors/activities where working remotely is not an option, and getting medical care or supplies, are essential services exempt from the social distancing restrictions. Thus, companies will be working to keep the medicinal supply operational and will implement appropriate protocols and practices to ensure the safety of employees and minimise disruptions to supply of products to patients.

ACannabis – The Industry Led Australian Medicinal Cannabis Conference, 2020

ACannabis Conference

“ACannabis is the platform to gain a deep understanding of ground-breaking research, an inside perspective on global trends and a unique opportunity for the agritech and medtech sector to have the conversations required to leverage our advantages” Peter Crock, Chair Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia

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MCIA welcomes improved patient access to medicinal cannabis

Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia (MCIA) welcomed the report from The Senate Community Affairs References Committee into Current barriers to patient access to medicinal cannabis in Australia as a key step in assisting patients who are seeking easier and more affordable access to what is a prescription medicine.

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An Australian Medicinal Cannabis Conference that will Change the Future.

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Formed in 2019, Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia (MCIA) is the peak industry organisation for Australia’s licensed medicinal cannabis industry, with a focus on building an industry that enhances wellbeing through facilitating access to quality Australian medicinal cannabis products for Australian and global patients.

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The Future of Medicinal Cannabis Conference Melbourne March 3-4 2020

The Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia, (MCIA) is launching the inaugural ACannabis Conference to help define and shape the future of the Australian Medicinal Cannabis industry.

The event will draw together all facet of the industries ecosystem to connect, engage and build a framework to support patients’ well-being, enable best practice, and strengthen growth for the industry.

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MCIA Welcomes the Government’s Support for the Medicinal Cannabis Industry

The Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia (MCIA) is pleased that Minister Hunt has committed to acting on all 26 recommendations in the McMillan Report on the review of the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967, but seeks further engagement with the Government in relation to the implementation of the report’s recommendations to ensure that the intended outcomes are delivered.

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MCIA welcomes the Government’s commitment to growing the medicinal cannabis industry

The Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia today welcomed the Government’s response to the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 review which provides commitment to improving the efficiency of the Government regulator and better access to medicinal cannabis products for patients.

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Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia Launch endorsed by Government and Industry leaders

Around 70 members of parliament, government representatives, patient advocacy groups and industry participants gathered for the launch of the medicinal cannabis industry’s peak industry body – Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia (MCIA).

Greg Hunt Minister for Health and Peter Crock Chair MCIA
Greg Hunt Minister for Health and Peter Crock Chair MCIA
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New body for the Australian medicinal cannabis industry formed to foster health and a sustainable industry.

Australia’s medicinal cannabis industry licensees are coming together to form a national advocacy body to support the fledgling industry achieve health and economic benefits for Australians.

Launched by Health Minister Greg Hunt in Canberra today, with support from Labor and the Greens, Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia (MCIA) will be a strong voice for the sector which is committed to producing the highest quality medicinal cannabis products for patients.

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