Government Decision Paves the Way for First Australian to Be Treated with Medicinal Cannabis Oil

IN AN Australian-first, Lanai Carter’s four-year battle to have medicinal cannabis legalised for her son’s use has been won.

The Loganholme mother this morning confirmed to the Albert & Logan News that Queensland Health had cleared the way for her teenage son, Lindsay, to receive a shipment of certified medicinal cannabis.

Mrs Carter said she was “relieved’’ the cannabis oil capsules had been approved to treat her boy’s brain tumour but cautioned the family was still waiting on approval for “vaporised cannabis for pain, nausea and appetite stimulation’’.

“As most people will know this has been an incredibly involved and drawn out process. We are relieved in part that Lindsay can now receive part of the treatment recommended for him,’’ Mrs Carter said.

Earlier this year, the Federal Government ticked off on the Carter’s bid for cannabis treatment and, after a six week wait, Health Minister Cameron Dick said the State Government...

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