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Norfolk Island backs push for medical cannabis

Norfolk Island backs push for medical cannabis

Updated 1 October 2014, 9:56 AEST

The Norfolk Island Government has come out in support of the Greens push to legalise medicinal cannabis in Australia.

Greens Senator Richard Di Natale is set to introduce a bill to parliament next month.

Norfolk's government issued a license to a Tasmanian company to grow a trial medicinal cannabis crop in August, which the island's administrator then vetoed.

The island's Health Minister, Robyn Adams, has welcomed the bill and told Alex Blucher the industry would help the island's struggling economy.

Presenter: Alex Blucher

Speaker: Robyn Adams, health minister, Norfolk Island

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