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ACCESS TO MEDICINAL CANNABIS ACT 2016 - NOTES

Version No. 003

No. 20 of 2016
Version as at
21 October 2016

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Version No. 003

Access to Medicinal Cannabis Act 2016

No. 20 of 2016

Version as at
21 October 2016

Endnotes

    1     General information

See www.legislation.vic.gov.au for Victorian Bills, Acts and current Versions of legislation and up-to-date legislative information.

Minister's second reading speech—

Legislative Assembly: 10 December 2015

Legislative Council: 11 February 2016

The long title for the Bill for this Act was "A Bill for an Act to provide for medicinal use of products derived from cannabis by establishing a scheme for the lawful manufacture of those products and the lawful use of those products by a limited class of Victorians, to consequentially amend the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 and to make related amendments to certain other Acts and for other purposes."

The Access to Medicinal Cannabis Act 2016 was assented to on 26 April 2016 and came into operation as follows:

Parts 1 (sections 1–9), 3 (section 13) and sections 100, 123, 126, 129–131, 133, 135 on 8 June 2016: Special Gazette (No. 177) 7 June 2016 page 1; Parts 2 (sections 10–12), 4 (sections 14–19), 6 (sections 39–45), 7 (sections 46–55), 8 (sections 56–60), 14 (sections 143–152) and sections 79, 94–98, 101–120, 125, 134, 136–142 on 14 September 2016: Special Gazette (No. 284) 13 September 2016 page 1; sections 121, 122, 124, 127, 128, 132 on 21 October 2016: Special Gazette (No. 284) 13 September 2016 page 1; Parts 5 (sections 20–38), 9 (sections 61–66) and sections 67–78, 80−93, 99 not yet proclaimed.

INTERPRETATION OF LEGISLATION ACT 1984 (ILA)

Style changes

Section 54A of the ILA authorises the making of the style changes set out in Schedule 1 to that Act.

References to ILA s. 39B

Sidenotes which cite ILA s. 39B refer to section 39B of the ILA which provides that where an undivided section or clause of a Schedule is amended by the insertion of one or more subsections or subclauses, the original section or clause becomes subsection or subclause (1) and is amended by the insertion of the expression "(1)" at the beginning of the original section or clause.

Interpretation

As from 1 January 2001, amendments to section 36 of the ILA have the following effects:

•     Headings

All headings included in an Act which is passed on or after 1 January 2001 form part of that Act. Any heading inserted in an Act which was passed before 1 January 2001, by an Act passed on or after 1 January 2001, forms part of that Act. This includes headings to Parts, Divisions or Subdivisions in a Schedule; sections; clauses; items; tables; columns; examples; diagrams; notes or forms. See section 36(1A)(2A).

•     Examples, diagrams or notes

All examples, diagrams or notes included in an Act which is passed on or after 1 January 2001 form part of that Act. Any examples, diagrams or notes inserted in an Act which was passed before 1 January 2001, by an Act passed on or after 1 January 2001, form part of that Act. See section 36(3A).

•     Punctuation

All punctuation included in an Act which is passed on or after 1 January 2001 forms part of that Act. Any punctuation inserted in an Act which was passed before 1 January 2001, by an Act passed on or after 1 January 2001, forms part of that Act. See section 36(3B).

•     Provision numbers

All provision numbers included in an Act form part of that Act, whether inserted in the Act before, on or after 1 January 2001. Provision numbers include section numbers, subsection numbers, paragraphs and subparagraphs. See section 36(3C).

•     Location of "legislative items"

A "legislative item" is a penalty, an example or a note. As from 13 October 2004, a legislative item relating to a provision of an Act is taken to be at the foot of that provision even if it is preceded or followed by another legislative item that relates to that provision. For example, if a penalty at the foot of a provision is followed by a note, both of these legislative items will be regarded as being at the foot of that provision. See section 36B.

•     Other material

Any explanatory memorandum, table of provisions, endnotes, index and other material printed after the Endnotes does not form part of an Act.
See section 36(3)(3D)(3E).

    2     Table of Amendments

There are no amendments made to the Access to Medicinal Cannabis Act 2016 by Acts and subordinate instruments.

    3     Amendments Not in Operation

This publication does not include amendments made to the Access to Medicinal Cannabis Act 2016 by the following Act/s.

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Access to Medicinal Cannabis Act 2016, No. 20/2016

Assent Date:

26.4.16

Commencement Date:

S. 152 on 14.9.16: Special Gazette (No. 284) 13.9.16 p. 1

Note:

S. 152 repeals Pts 13 (ss 101–142), 14 (ss 143–152) on the first anniversary of the first day on which all of the provisions of the Access to Medicinal Cannabis Act 2016 are in operation

Current State:

This information relates only to the provision/s amending the Access to Medicinal Cannabis Act 2016

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At the date of this publication, the following provisions amending the Access to Medicinal Cannabis Act 2016 were Not in Operation:

Amending Act/s:    

Access to Medicinal Cannabis Act 2016, No. 20/2016

        152     Repeal of amending Parts

Part 13 and this Part are repealed on the first anniversary of the first day on which all of the provisions of this Act are in operation.

Note

The repeal of these Parts does not affect the continuing operation of the amendments made by them (see section 15(1) of the Interpretation of Legislation Act 1984).

    4     Explanatory details
No entries at date of publication.



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