Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Medical marijuana in Australia!

Last Sunday, NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner said that she was now ready to support the plans of a Tasmanian company that is in the process of seeking approval for the first clinical trial of medical cannabis in Australia.

On Monday, the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association turned out in backing of the decriminalization of marijuana for medical purposes and the NSW Parliament is expected to aniciate a private members bill to do just that.
This week, the family of a young boy with serious epilepsy addresses television program "Sunday Night" about their trepidation of treating their child with cannabis oil in view of the danger of having him taken away.

Nine year old Jai Whitelaw's endures an uncommon type of epilepsy that means he suffers from frequent seizures.
"We were advised not to, we'd be reported to the (Department of Child Services) if we do," Michelle told Sunday Night.

"We had a meeting with our neurologist and inquired as to whether its conceivable to trial it … and the medical board had discharged an announcement saying that any families, guardians or caregivers that um were associated with administrating a medication of such would be reported."
They are in a dubious position – at present Jai is steady, however his circumstance could change at any time.

"Simply in light of the fact that he is great right now, doesn't mean he will be great tomorrow.

Absolutely it can all changed at the drop of a hat," Andrew said.

At present they are a part of a fight to sanction the utilization of marijuana oil, which is not endorsed by the TGA however is being alowed in a few US states.

As indicated by specialists the oil does not contain any piece of the plant that gives individuals a "high".

"I hate it. I hate it. You know. Is there any valid reason why this drug shouldn't, and that is all it is a medication for medicine, is there any good reason why it shouldn't be sanctioned?" Andrew said.

You know there's been research done abroad and other nations like America (The USA) to legalise it in specific states however in Australia well we can't do that …  despite the fact that its been to parliament!

Hmm, It's about time the powers to be in Australia started serving the people that pay them!
It seems to me Australian polaticians need to grow up!

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