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World Health Organization recommends rescheduling cannabis
The World Health Organization has just recommended rescheduling cannabis
Cannabis advocates worldwide rejoice as the World Health Organization calls for a change to the international drug treaties with a recommendation for a rescheduling of cannabis. On 24th January 2019, António Guterres, Secretary-General of the World Health Organization presented recommendations from the forty-first meeting of the World Health Organization Expert Committee on Drug Dependence’s (ECDD) which stated…
Cannabis in Australia 2018
Progress On Cannabis Legalisation in Australia

Australia’s political and legal systems are very similar to, and in fact, often inspired by, UK equivalents.

Just as in the UK, Australia has a department responsible for licensing drugs and other patient treatments, before they are prescribed by Doctors. In the UK, the relevant regulatory body is called the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). In Australia, the function is performed by a body known as the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA.)

The TGA decriminalised the supply and use of medical marijuana by Australians in 2016. However, just as in the UK, for now, recreational cannabis is still prohibited across the country.