South Australia: Bill that proposes legalization and regulation released

An act to legalize cannabis and cannabis products has been released in South Australia. The Act aims "to legalize cannabis and cannabis products, to regulate the sale, supply, and advertising of cannabis and cannabis products, to make related amendments to the Controlled Substances Act 1984, and for other purposes," the first page of the Bill states.

One of the proposals the Bill raised is the establishment of a South Australian Cannabis Licensing Agency, which would be tasked with overseeing licensing, "ensuring that the cultivation, processing, and distribution of cannabis occurs safely," and "implementing and enforcing the quality control of cannabis." 

Under the legislation, two types of licenses would be created; a cannabis production license and a cannabis distribution license. A production license would allow a grower to import cannabis seeds, cultivate cannabis, research and test the cannabis, and package the cannabis. In order to sell cannabis and cannabis products, a distribution license is necessary.

To read the entire proposed Bill, click here.

 

 


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