Cannabis hub plans for Christmas Island

AusCann has switched its focus from Norfolk to Christmas Island as it forges ahead with plans to grow and export medicinal cannabis crops.

An Australian company is now eyeing Christmas Island as a hub to grow and export medicinal cannabis.

AusCann is excited about federal government plans to allow the controlled cultivation of cannabis for medicinal and scientific purposes.

It wants to become the first Australian company involved in the commercial production of medicinal cannabis for export to Europe and elsewhere.

The company initially wanted to grow its crops on Norfolk Island.

But the end of self-governance in the offshore territory, among other frustrations, has seen the company switch its focus to Christmas Island.

"Our future, at the moment, looks more likely to be on Christmas Island," AusCann chairman, former Liberal MP Mal Washer, told AAP on Sunday.

Dr Washer, who is a medical doctor, says Christmas Island, off Western...

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