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Victorian government minister visits medicinal cannabis crops in Canada

First commercial cannabis crop handed over by Victorian Agricultural Minister Jaala Pulford. COMMERCIAL cannabis crops overseas are being visited by the Victorian Government to investigate the future of the budding new medical treatment in Australia. Minister of Agriculture Jaala Pulford toured an indoor growing facility in Canada last week, which will support plants to treat up to 200,000 patients. The visit comes after a Melbourne company was approved to grow the first commercial crop in Australia earlier this year and Ms Pulford flagged thousands of Victorians will have access to medicinal cannabis within years. Up to 450 children will get treatment from August, however experts believe hundreds of thousands of patients will be eligible across Australia in the future for a range of illnesses. Ms Pulford said visiting the cannabis super crops was an eye-opener. “Australia’s medicinal cannabis industry is in its earliest days and the knowledge that has been gained in Canada over recent years will help guide us and take us forward,