Bipartisan interest in NSW medical cannabis trial
Under a private member's bill to be introduced next month by Nationals MP Kevin Anderson, terminally-ill people and their carers will be legally able to carry up to 15 grams of cannabis.
Mr Baird indicated his support after meeting Daniel Haslam, a 24-year-old who in 2010 was told he would only live for a few more months.
When asked if he would support a clinical trial, as proposed by the Australian Medical Association, Mr Baird said "it may well be something we have to do".
"I'm open to that," he told ABC Radio on Thursday.
Mr Haslam began taking cannabis to relieve his symptoms and help deal with the side effects of chemotherapy.
His retired nurse mother Lucy and father Lou – former head of the drug squad in northwest NSW – are now asking politicians to legalise the controversial drug.
"I was struck with Daniel and the battle he's in. It's heart-wrenching," Mr Baird said.
"I've got deep