Australian authorities are seeking to legalize the cultivation of medicinal cannabis in order to supply the local patients in need of the green drug. The nation even aims at successfully creating an export industry to have a strong foot hold in the booming global demand for the drug to treat chronic pain and many other problems. No wonder, Australia is already one of the world’s biggest exporters of the raw ingredients for painkillers. The initiative is followed by the similar moves by concerned authorities in Canada and over 23 US states, four of which have already also legalized the recreational use of cannabis. As per a recent report, the legal sales of medical and recreational marijuana in US alone were estimated at US$2.7bn in 2014.