Australia's first cannabis farms are expected to be providing medical marijuana by next year.
Medifarm, located in the Sunshine Coast, opened its doors to reporters recently to show the healthy plants in their facility.
“I know what this plant can do, my neighbour was cured,” Medifarm master grower Steffen Kraushaar said. “So I dedicated my career to use cannabis under legal circumstances and it is really exciting now.”
Mr Kraushaar moved to Australia eight years ago from Belgium and studied horticulture as part of his dream to be part of the legal industry.
The cannabis oil produced from the plants at the farm will be used to help Australians with conditions like epilepsy, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis or those needing paediatric care.