Australia: Medicinal cannabis E-petitions needs support

THE medicinal cannabis debate has heated up with two state member sponsored proponent e-petitions still open for signatories and a third already closed.

The e-petition which has garnered the most support, lodged by the Medicinal Cannabis Users Association of Australia and open to all Queensland residents until the end of this month, has already collected more than 7000 signatures.

Requests to the House made by the Medicinal Cannabis Amnesty petition include allowing "all persons with a medical conditions or symptoms... access to Australian made whole plant cannabis therapies" and to "provide immediate amnesty to all cannabis therapy users, their carers and cannabis therapists to facilitate discussion and research without fear of prosecution".

Draft changes to the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967, to be introduced in to federal parliament soon, if approved would mean the decision to decriminalise cannabis use on compassionate grounds could be made by state governments.

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