Latest News from Lucy Haslam on Medicinal Cannabis
17 Oct 2015 — Good news. The federal government has this morning announced their support for legalising medicinal cannabis!!
It comes after the incredible support of 245,000 of you on this petition. It's breaking in Sydney Morning Herald and on ABC today, and I'm busy doing interviews around work – but I wanted to let you know straight away.
Their plan is incredible progress, but I do have some concerns that it may fall short with the Government favouring the involvement of The TGA.
I have expressed my fears to The Health Minister this morning and she has given me assurances that Medicinal Cannabis will not be tied up in regulation and will be made available to appropriate patients in a timely fashion.
Rest assured that I will be monitoring progress every step of the way and won’t accept anything less than safe, affordable botanical cannabis medication being made available to patients in need as soon as practically possible.