New South Wales Australia Government Still Doesn’t Get It

By on August 6, 2016

Libertarianism. Not just trendy in a US election cycle where somehow Gary Johnson is the sane one. Freedom and the right to chose what we do as long as it doesn’t infringe on the rights of others. Access to a wonder plant that can keep us happy, healthy and sane while being easy and cheap to grow ourselves is one of those rights that doesn’t need governed. Despite what many governments think and choose to do. Keep fighting the good fight people.

A medical cannabis campaigner claims the NSW Government has missed the point of the wonder drug.

Premier Mike Baird has announced cannabis-based medicines that were previously only able to be used in clinical trials in NSW can now be considered by doctors for patients who have exhausted standard treatment options.

However, Griffith veterinary nurse Kelly Cameron said Full Extract Cannabis Oil (FECO), a ‘natural’ version of the drug regarded as the most effective form of cannabis for treatment, was off the table while synthetic forms manufactured by pharmaceutical companies were being pushed.

“They’re heavily promoting products from pharmaceutical companies and not the plant-based oils,” Ms Cameron said. “It’s a plant, just let us grow it.”

Minister for Medical Research Pru Goward said NSW was regulating cannabis-based medicines in the same way as any other emerging medicine.

“Patients wishing to investigate the use of cannabis-based medicines will need to talk with their doctor about suitability,” Ms Goward said.


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