Ms Patten (Northern Metropolitan) — My question is to the Leader of the Government, Mr Jennings. In 2014 Labor claimed it would have legislation before Parliament before the end of 2015 that allowed for the legalisation and regulation of medicinal marijuana. Premier Daniel Andrews claimed the current laws were outdated. As of today, the health.vic website states:
The Victorian government will introduce legislation before the end of 2015 to enable access to locally manufactured medicinal cannabis products for a limited and select group of patients.
My question is: where is the legislation required to fulfill this commitment?
Ms Patten (Northern Metropolitan) — I thank the minister for his response. According to the health.vic website again, the Victorian government is also working to establish a Victorian-based clinical trial before the end of this year. When will this trial commence, and is there any legal framework to protect the participants?