Medical and Scientific: Medicinal cannabis fiasco

22 Feb 2021 - Medical and Scientific

Tasmania’s system of allowing patients access to medicinal cannabis is probably the worst in the world. If you examine and compare it to other nations or states, our system is draconian and hampered by red tape. Despite recommendations from a senate committee for Tasmania to adopt the same access via registered clinics or authorised prescribers with training, the state government refuses to implement the same rules as other states. The government really needs to accept that the demand for medical cannabis is not being driven by doctors, the health department, TGA, experts, companies or government. It’s being driven by patients and their families.

Hobart Mercury; 20/02/2021; Page 40