Legal guardian – or guardian of deceased – can access cannabis if the deceased’s death is registered as a suicide or by natural causes.
It comes after Australia’s parliament passed a bill in November allowing the legal guardianship of the dead to access cannabis.
Key points:Legal guardianship:Legal guardian of a deceased can access medical cannabis if they are registered as suicides or by a natural cause, according to a reportThe bill has not been passed by the SenateBut the legal guardian of death has until March next year to apply to access the cannabisLegal guardians must be aged between 18 and 65 to be eligible for access to cannabisThe law allows legal guardians of the aged to access medical marijuana, according a report by the Australian Medical Association.
The bill allows legal guardian to access a range of legal medical cannabis including cannabis oils, oil capsules, dried cannabis, and cannabis oils.
“It is a significant development and one that is well overdue,” said Australian Greens senator Scott Ludlam.
“Legal guardians are responsible for the care and well-being of their loved ones and they are entitled to access medicinal cannabis if there is a valid medical need for the cannabis.”
In the meantime, legal guardians can access the legal medicinal cannabis at the Legal Guardians’ Centre of the Australian Capital Territory (LCAT), a privately-owned facility in Sydney.”LCAT is one of the few legal medical centres that has the capacity to provide legal medical assistance to a deceased and their loved one,” said Lacey Larkins, legal counsel at LCAT.
The legal guardian must be at least 18 and aged between 16 and 65 and have obtained a medical certificate or other documentation from their GP confirming the death was registered as suicide or a natural death.
Legal guardians can also access cannabis oil capsules if they meet the following criteria:Legal Guardians can only be aged over 18 and must have been registered as someone who is terminally ill and will not live for more than 18 months.
Legal Guardians may be granted a medical prescription to access marijuana for the purpose of assisting them in the care of a loved one who is dying.
Medical Cannabis is a controlled substance in the US.
It is available to individuals under the age of 21 for medical purposes, and for patients over the age 18 for recreational purposes.
It is legal to purchase, cultivate and use cannabis.
However, the medicinal use of cannabis is illegal under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.
Legal guardian must apply for access, be approved, and have permission to access Cannabis oil capsules.
The law states that cannabis oil can only “be used as a last resort” and must be kept for at least one month before it is used for medical use.
“The only other legal alternative to medical cannabis is the consumption of a controlled substances such as alcohol,” said Ms Larkines.
“This is also a last option for those who have terminal illnesses and need to manage their symptoms.”
Any cannabis use by a legal guardian is completely out of the legal realm of possibility.
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