After the voting on Wednesday, Australia became the first continent to legalize the use of marijuana. Some states in the US did the same, and marijuana can now be used without the legal threat.
The amendments were part of the Narcotic Drugs Act, and legal cannabis farms and marijuana products gained government’s green light.
Sussan Ley, the Minister of Health, stated “This is a 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.”
She added “This is the missing piece in a patient’s treatment journey, and we will now see seamless access to locally produced medicinal cannabis products from farm to pharmacy.”
The entire process requires a few more details, but patients who are allowed to use medical marijuana can already “plant their medicine.”
This surprised marijuana supporters around the world. In a positive way, of course. Hopefully, other continents will do the same. North America and Europe are first on the list, according to people’s predictions.