© 2017 Medical Cannabis Council

About the Medical Cannabis Council


The Council is Australia's peak national industry association representing cultivators, manufacturers, distributors, ancillary organisations, education and advocacy groups, researchers and more.


We are the respected voice of this burgeoning industry, with Members comprised of leading businesses and organisations ranging from large multinationals to Australian start-ups.


The Medical Cannabis Council is managed by a team of business professionals with experience in industry, government, and non-profit organisations, with a Board and an advisory group representing the breadth of the industry.



The objectives of the Council are to:


  1. Foster national and international coordination and cooperation to promote the research, production, access and use of medical cannabis products;

  2. Promote and support a high quality of medical cannabis research in Australia;

  3. Promote and enhance Australia’s capability to produce and manufacture medical cannabis product's;

  4. Promote and enhance patient access to medical cannabis products;

  5. Provide relief and support for patients seeking access to medical cannabis, including information, practical assistance and advocacy;

  6. Promote public awareness of medical cannabis through education; and

  7. Develop and enforce best practice, standards, and a code of conduct for producing, supplying and distributing medical cannabis products.​


The Council and all its Members adhere to five key underpinning principles:​