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Former Liberal to head up cannabis council

AAP logoAAP 23/12/2016

A former Liberal MP and doctor will head up the federal government's new advisory council on the use of medicinal cannabis.

The government on Friday announced one of its own former members, Dr Andrew Southcott would chair the council, which will sit in February.

"I'm pleased that Dr Southcott has agreed to chair the council and bring his expertise as a doctor to this important Australian government initiative for patients and their doctors to have access to a safe, legal and reliable supply of medicinal cannabis," Health Minister Sussan Ley said.

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