Australia: Doctor supports drug plan

MILDURA general practitioner Ravi Ravoori has welcomed the Victorian Government’s plans to legalise the use of medicinal cannabis in exceptional circumstances.


The state government is considering recommendations from the Victorian Law Reform Commission on how to change the law to allow this type of medical treatment to occur.

Dr Ravoori said the use of medicinal cannabis would benefit people with epilepsy, cancer and Parkinson’s disease.

The state government is partnering with the New South Wales government for Victorians to participate in clinical trials next year.

Medicinal cannabis is legal in Canada, Austria, the Netherlands, Israel, Spain, Italy and more than 20 states in the US.

Dr Ravoori said Australia should follow these examples.

“It has proven to be very beneficial, especially for people experiencing chronic pain,” he said.

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