Cannabis producers in Australia avoid ‘nonessential’ designation

  • Australia’s government has identified specific nonessential industries in order to apply restricted operations to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic and medical marijuana is not on that list.
  • That means medical cannabis producers and their supply chains may remain operational, as far as the federal government is concerned.
  • MCIA has consulted with the government and have confirmed that the medicinal cannabis sector is covered by the existing public health orders issued by the states and territories, which outline that going to work where working remotely isn’t an option and getting medical care or supplies are essential services exempt from the social distancing restrictions, said Rosemary Richards, executive manager.

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