The first operational medicinal cannabis farm in Australia is opened at a secret location
- MediFarm has opened Australia's first medicinal marijuana farm in Queensland
- The farm of millions of dollars is in a secret location in the hinterland of the south coast
- It is believed that 1.2 tons of medicinal marijuana is produced for 3000 patients per year
The first operational medical marijuana farm in Australia was declared open at a secret location.
MediFarm's facility of millions of dollars in the south coast hinterland houses more than 1,000 plants and is expected to deliver approximately 1.2 tonnes of medical marijuana to 3,000 patients by the end of the year.
MediFarm, which set up a supply chain factory after purchasing cannabis plants from Israel, gave a detailed tour to Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt on Tuesday.
MediFarm's secret facility of millions of dollars (photo) in the south coast hinterland houses more than 1000 plants and is expected to deliver around 1.2 tonnes of medical marijuana to 3000 patients by the end of the year
Mr. Hunt said that MediFarm had received three of the 81 licenses, but admitted regulations have delayed the process.
& # 39; The drug control agency is responsible for this and they are very, very diligent and one of the things everyone would want is for us to work efficiently but securely & # 39 ;, he said Brisbane Times.
& # 39; It is a highly regulated sector and we do not apologize for that, but the point is that if doctors decide that the drug should be available, it may also be available. & # 39;
Medical marijuana was legalized in Australia in 2016. Since then, doctors have written more than 1200 prescriptions.
Doctors are currently buying the drug from abroad in the absence of a local producer.
The minister said the federal government has also opened up the export market for medicinal cannabis.
MediFarm, which set up a supply chain after purchasing its cannabis plants from Israel, gave a detailed tour to Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt on Tuesday
Medifarm founder, Adam Benjamin, said he was not worried about the delay in obtaining the remaining licenses, but said that competition increased after a series of companies entered the niche market.
& # 39; We have already completed two harvests, so two growth cycles out of four to five that can continue in a year & # 39 ;, he said Sunshine Coast Daily.
& # 39; Very important that we have security of supply, we must build up the reserves that we have made.
& # 39; When we enter the market, it is very important that the supply chain is continuous and that the quality is continuous. & # 39;
Benjamin believes his company can deliver medicine to local doctors by the end of the year.
Medifarm founder Adam Benjamin (photo) said he was not worried about the delay in obtaining the remaining licenses, but said that competition increased after many companies decided to enter this niche market
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