Use of cannabis for medical purposes (Inquiry)

This inquiry is a completed Legislative Council inquiry conducted by the General Purpose Standing Committee No. 4.   This Inquiry was established by the Legislative Council on Thursday 22 November 2012 to inquire and report on the use of cannabis for medical purposes.

The Inquiry will examine the efficacy and safety of using cannabis for medical purposes; if and how cannabis should be supplied for medical use; the legal implications and issues concerning the use of cannabis for medical purposes and any other related matters. The Inquiry will examine a range of modes by which the chemical properties of cannabis may be accessed for therapeutic purposes, from smoking of the plant to the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products consumed in nasal sprays, tablet or other forms.

Legislative Council Report Debate 21 May 2013
Legislative Council Report Debate 25 June 2013
Legislative Council Report Debate 20 August 2013
Legislative Council Report Debate 27 August 2013
Legislative Council Report Debate 10 September 2013

Timeline (click to show)

Referred: 22 Nov 2012
    » Call for submissions: 23 Nov 2012
    » Submissions close: 15 Feb 2013
        » Final Report Due: 15 May 2013
        » Final Report Published: 15 May 2013

Reports and Government Responses (click to show)

Hearings and Transcripts (click to show)

DateName of Document
11/03/2013Public Hearing - #1
18/03/2013Public Hearing - #2

Submissions (click to show)

View the public submission(s) published by the committee in relation to this inquiry.

The closing date for submissions was 15 February 2013

Other Documents (click to show)

Contact Us (click to show)

This is a completed inquiry. The contacts below are historical only.

Inquiry Terms of Reference (click to show)

Resolution passed Thursday 22 November 2012 LC Minutes No. 122, Item 4 p 1425; amended Tuesday 19 March 2013, LC Minutes No. 132, Item 6, p 1544.

Terms of reference - Inquiry into the use of cannabis for medical purposes.pdfTerms of reference - Inquiry into the use of cannabis for medical purposes.pdf