MEDICINAL cannabis has been made legal in Victoria and will be grown and supplied to patients in Victoria as early as 2017.
The historic Access to Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2015 passed the Victorian parliament just after 6pm.
Children suffering severe epilepsy will be among the first to be treated using a range of non-smokable marijuana products including oils, sprays and vaporisers.
Minister for Health Jill Hennessy welcomed the bill passing.
“Children with severe epilepsy will now be able to legally access this lifesaving treatment from as early as 2017.”