4 July 2016

The Office of Drug Control will be hosting a series of information and consultation sessions regarding the domestic cultivation and manufacture of medicinal cannabis products.

The information and consultation sessions aim to provide potential cultivators and manufacturers with information and an opportunity for input on:

  • the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal purposes
  • the manufacture of medicinal cannabis products
  • licensing requirements

These sessions will be particularly useful for those interested in becoming a licensed cultivator or manufacturer of medicinal cannabis products and will give attendees a chance to provide input to the ongoing development of the medicinal cannabis regulatory framework.

This follows on from recent amendments to the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967, enabling the domestic cultivation of cannabis for medicinal and related research purposes that will come into operation later in the year.


Due to the high level of interest only one or two representatives from each company will be able to attend. If you are interested in attending, please email mcs@health.gov.au with the following information:

  • Full name of representative/s attending
  • Name of organisation
  • Position within the organisation
  • Phone number and email address of attendees
  • Preferred session
  • Indication that you would like to continue receiving emails from the Office of Drug Control about the ongoing development of the medicinal cannabis framework

Registrations close at 12:00 on Thursday 7 July 2016. We cannot guarantee a place at your preferred session.

Note: Due to the high level of interest, you must register to attend these events.

Session number Location Date Time
1 Brisbane
Capri by Fraser
80 Albert St, Brisbane
Monday 11 July 2016 13:30 – 17:00
2 Sydney
Radisson Hotel
72 Liverpool St, Sydney
Tuesday 12 July 2016 13:30 – 17:00
3 Hobart
Hotel Grand Chancellor
1 Davey St, Hobart
Wednesday 13 July 2016 13:30 – 17:00
4 Melbourne
Mantra on Russell
222 Russell St, Melbourne
Thursday 14 July 2016 13:30 – 17:00
5 Adelaide
Adina Apartment Hotel
2 Flinders St, Adelaide
Friday 15 July 2016 13:30 – 17:00
6 Perth
Mercure Perth
10 Irwin Street, Perth
Wednesday 20 July 2016 13:30 – 17:00