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Medicinal cannabis: Australia aims to become top exporter

From BBC - January 3, 2018

The Australian government has said it aspires to be the world's leading exporter of medicinal cannabis.

The nation plans to change its regulations to join Canada and the Netherlands in selling products beyond a domestic market. Uruguay and Israel have announced similar plans.

Health Minister Greg Hunt said the move would also help local patients.

Australia legalised the use of medicinal cannabis in 2016. Using the drug for recreation remains illegal.

"Our goal is very clear: to give Australian farmers and manufacturers the best shot at being the world's number one exporter of medicinal cannabis," Mr Hunt said.

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