If you decontaminate the cannabis plant - for example, by using gamma irradiation to reduce the microbial load - you must ensure that this does not adversely affect the quality of the medicinal cannabis product (section 9(a) of TGO 93).
Do not use ethylene oxide to decontaminate the cannabis plant (section 9(b) of TGO 93). This is in line with current guidance on the quality of herbal medicinal products. For more information, see:
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.