CANNABIS OCEANIA ARRIVES IN MELBOURNE THIS MONTH

CANNABIS OCEANIA ARRIVES IN MELBOURNE THIS MONTH

On 23 – 24 March 2020, Cannabis Oceania arrives in Melbourne, in association with the Australian Medicinal Cannabis Conference (AMCC), brought to you by pharmaceutical and life sciences consultancy company PharmOut. Cannabis Oceania sessions will be running as a half-day stream during day two of the conference, featuring a number of panel discussions exploring the most important issues in the Asia–Pacific cannabis market. Ahead of Cannabis Oceania taking place, we are offering a sneak peek at some of the major themes and issues that will be featured at the event. 1. MEDICAL — Exploring access Australia has seen a large increase in the number of medical cannabis prescriptions being issued since the beginning of 2019. Yet despite this, there are a number of significant structural barriers that still obstruct fair and equal access to medical cannabis.  Cannabis Oceania will be hosting a panel specifically focused on patient access and what can be done to improve it. Speakers will investigate the effect that high prices, limited legalisation and a lack of specialised training for medical personnel are having on the medical cannabis system in Australia. The debate will focus on the best strategies for widening access to medical cannabis prescriptions across the region. 2. SCIENTIFIC — Showcasing Australian research To date, scientific research has demonstrated that certain cannabinoids can be used as a treatment option for epileptic seizures, pain, spasticity and other common medical conditions. However, there is still much more to be understood about the cannabis plant, its chemistry and…

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