21st May 2014
HEMP Party Media Release
In 2014, 128,000 Australian citizens will be deprived of a well-recognised medicine ‘scientifically proven’ to relive their pain. 128,000 is the number of cancer patients that the Cancer Council Australia has calculated to be affected by cancer in Australia by the end of this year(1).
Australia was given the chance in 2013 to amend its current stance on medical Cannabis when a New South Wales Parliament Committee proposed amendment to allow terminally ill patients the right to up to 15grams of Cannabis for the purpose of pain relief (2). However, this proposal was ultimately rejected by the New South Wales Government due to an apparent lack of evident research backing the efficiency of Cannabis for medical use (3).
Greens MP Kaye was ‘disappointed’ with the handed down concluded by the government, whilst former Labor MP O’Grady was equally…
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