NSW ‘still lagging’ over access to medical cannabis

The NSW Opposition is keeping the pressure on the Berejiklian Government to remove obstacles blocking access to legalised medicinal cannabis.

Doctors and patients have repeatedly complained about long processing times and repeated applications.

On Friday, the state government confirmed that only 73 NSW patients had been approved for cannabis-based products, not including individuals on clinical trials.)

NSW Labor leader in the Upper House, Adam Searle, and shadow health minister Walt Secord have called on the government to ‘expedite the process and assist those suffering from terminal illnesses’.

Their comments come as debate resumes this month in state parliament on Labor’s Medicinal Cannabis (Compassionate Access) Bill 2018 into the NSW – to legalise medicinal cannabis for the terminally ill and people with serious illness.

Mr Searle and Mr Secord say that while the government ‘is starting to begin to realise that there are significant obstacles to obtaining medicinal cannabis in NSW,  there is still more

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