Legalisation of medical cannabis gets Tony Abbott’s support

Legalisation of medical cannabis gets Tony Abbott’s support

Leader Tony Abbott has advocated the authorization of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

In a letter to talkback radio host Alan Jones, Mr Abbott went considerably more distant than NSW Premier Mike Baird - who has sanctioned a clinical trial of the utilization of therapeutic cannabis - by saying that no further testing ought to be required on the medication on the off chance that it is legitimate in comparable wards.

"I have no issue with the therapeutic utilization of cannabis, generally as I have no issue with the restorative utilization of sedatives," Mr Abbott composed in a letter to Jones dated August 23.

Dan Haslam has been utilizing cannabis to calm queasiness connected with chemotheraphy treatment.

Dan Haslam has been utilizing cannabis to calm queasiness connected with chemotheraphy treatment.

"I was under the feeling that the individual utilization of cannabis was no more an offense in NSW. In the event that a medication is required for a substantial therapeutic reason however and is continuously regulated securely there ought to be no doubt of its lawfulness. Also, if a medication that is turned out to be protected abroad is required here it ought to be accessible," he said.

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