ACT Medicinal Cannabis Advisory Group Expressions of Interest

The ACT Minister for Health, Meegan Fitzharris MLA, is seeking expressions of interest to fill positions on the ACT Medicinal Cannabis Advisory Group (the MCAG). 

The MCAG is being established as a non-statutory key advisory body to provide advice to government on the broader non-clinical economic, legal and social issues related to the introduction of a medicinal cannabis scheme in the Australian Capital Territory.  The Group will also be tasked with providing advice to government on research and economic opportunities.  Subject matter experts, community members and public sector employees who have responsibility for public policy or defined matters associated with a medicinal cannabis scheme are invited to apply.

A separate committee (the Medicinal Cannabis Medical Advisory Panel) will provide critical clinical advice to government on issues relating to medicinal cannabis including appropriate conditions, dose, form, mode of administration and strength.  This committee is being established in a separate process.

Members of the MCAG will be appointed following due consideration of relevant skills and/or knowledge, capacity to make a contribution, influence, consumer input and multidisciplinary coverage. 

Interested candidates are asked to submit an EOI of no longer than two pages detailing their professional experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • experience or expertise in medicinal cannabis or similar care and treatment programs;
  • knowledge of research and trials;
  • community engagement;
  • capacity to make a contribution; and
  • a connection and commitment to the ACT through their choice to live and/or work in the ACT

Candidates should also attach a short curriculum vitae and bio detailing experience and all appointments or employment held.  Submissions should be in writing by close of business on Friday 24 March 2017.   

Further information about the MCAG is available from the Secretariat.

Please email expressions of interest to the Secretariat at:

or post to:

ACT Medicinal Cannabis Advisory Group Secretariat
c/- Population Health Protection and Prevention
ACT Health Directorate
GPO Box 825

Any queries can be directed to the Secretariat at the abovementioned email address.