27 July 2020

Changes to fees and charges related to the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme under the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 commenced on 15 July 2020. These changes relate to medicinal cannabis licences and cannabis research licences, and permits associated with those licences, and will affect both new applicants and existing licence holders.

Please refer to the Office of Drug Control (ODC) website for further information including:

A Cost Recovery implementation Statement: Medicinal Cannabis 2020-21 will be published on the ODC website in coming weeks.

If you require further information or assistance in relation to the impact of the above changes please email MCS.applications@health.gov.au.