South Australia urged to join cannabis trials

THE South Australian opposition has called on the state to join the national research effort on medicinal cannabis.

OPPOSITION Leader Steven Marshall said SA was the only state not engaged with the clinical trials being conducted in NSW.

The trials are looking at providing medical cannabis to children with severe, drug-resistant epilepsy, adults with a terminal illness and adults with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.

"The tardiness of the government in joining this national effort to improve the lives of people suffering a range of severe afflictions is disappointing," Mr Marshall said on Tuesday.

"Australian governments are looking at the use of medicinal cannabis - South Australia needs to be part of developing a focused regime which supports improved health outcomes."

The opposition said the government should appoint a South Australian observer to the trials and have local medical researchers plan for SA to participate.

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