27 July 2020

This document specifies variation applications for the purposes of the table in clause 1 of schedule 1 of the Narcotic Drugs Regulation 2016

  1. For the purposes of item 4 of the table in clause 1 of schedule 1 of the Narcotic Drugs Regulation 2016 (the Regulation), an application to vary a medicinal cannabis licence or a cannabis research licence granted under the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 (the Act) set out in in Table 1 below is specified as a simple application.
    Table 1: Application to vary a licence - simple
    1

    Application to vary the period for which a medicinal cannabis licence or cannabis research licence is in effect.

    2

    Application to add or remove persons authorised by the licence to engage in activities authorised by the licence, but only if those persons do not also need to be assessed as a fit and proper person.

    3

    Application to vary the trading name of the licence holder.

    Note: The ABN/ACN of the licence holder must remain the same.

  2. For the purposes of item 5 of the table in clause 1 of schedule 1 of the Regulation, an application to vary a medicinal cannabis licence or a cannabis research licence granted under the Act that is not specified in Table 1 above is specified as an application other than simple.
  3. For the purposes of item 6 of the table in clause 1 of schedule 1 of the Regulation, an application to vary a medicinal cannabis permit or a cannabis research permit granted under the Act listed in Table 2 below is specified as a simple application.
    Table 2: Application to vary a permit - simple
    1

    Application to vary any period specified on a medicinal cannabis permit or cannabis research permit is in force, but only if that application does not require a variation to any other aspect of the permit.

    Note: It is expected that such applications would be required to allow for a time-limited continuation of authorised activities.

    2

    Application to vary the trading name of the licence holder, but only if that application does not require a variation to any other aspect of the permit.

    Note: The ABN/ACN of the licence holder must remain the same.

    3

    Application to vary the maximum size of one or more cannabis crops that may be cultivated under the permit, provided that none of the following exceeds the maximum specified in the permit as in force at the time the application was made:

    1. the number of cannabis plants in the holder's possession or control at any time
    2. the quantity of cannabis or cannabis resin that may be produced
    3. the quantity of cannabis or cannabis resin that the licence holder has in its possession or control at any time.
  4. For the purposes of item 7 of the table in clause 1 of schedule 1 of the Regulation, an application to vary a medicinal cannabis permit or a cannabis research permit granted under the Act that is not listed in Table 2 above is as an application other than simple.