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Medicinal cannabis licence

Information for applicants who intend to apply for a medicinal cannabis licence (cultivation, production and/or research).

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Introduction

This information is for applicants who intend to apply for a medicinal cannabis licence (cultivation, production and/or research).

What the licence allows you to do

This licence authorises the

  • cultivation (the growing of cannabis plants),
  • production (the separation of cannabis and cannabis resin), and/or
  • manufacture (transforming cannabis and cannabis resin into a cannabis drug or extract).

How to apply

The ODC is transitioning to an online system for submitting new medicinal cannabis licence applications from mid-2024.

The changes will affect how you will submit a new licence application.

Before starting an application, find out more about new online forms for licence applications, including what action to take if you are currently preparing a licence application.

Paper applications

Paper (flat) forms for medicinal cannabis licence applications will only be accepted in rare cases and you must contact MCS.application@health.gov.au should you wish to apply using flat forms.

Please note that completing your application via the online smart form will ensure timely submission.

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