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The Greens NSW welcome the NSW government’s announcement of increased access to medicinal cannabis, but call on Mike Baird to go further and allow doctors to proscribe medicinal cannabis to anyone with chronic pain and not just to seriously ill patients who have exhausted other options.

After years of campaigning, the Greens say the move to finally allow the prescription of medicinal cannabis to some seriously ill patients.

This is an important first step in ensuring access to an effective medical treatment which provides relief from pain and suffering, but the Greens are concerned that access has been restricted only to seriously ill patients who have exhausted other options.”

There is already overwhelming international evidence that medicinal cannabis can provide relief from conditions like nausea, pain and muscle spasms and the Greens will continue to campaign for medical cannabis to be available to all patients suffering chronic pain, and not just as a last resort.

The Greens have bills before the New South Wales and Commonwealth parliaments that would achieve the necessary reform to allow greater access to provide relief from pain and suffering.

 Jeremy Buckingham, The Greens NSW health spokesperson


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Nobody is getting medicinal cannabis, I wish the media would stop calling it that. They are getting pharmaceutical drugs derived from cannabis.

  2. Probably the most helpful comment the Greens could make on the Medical Marijuana issue is to just shut up. The vast majority of Australians who dont live in Glebe or whatever ghetto is equivalent in Bleak City automatically discount their comments.

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