Concerns over medicinal cannabis bill

There are fears a move to legalise the use of cannabis for pain relief will bypass regulators and place patients at risk.

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine is concerned a private member's bill proposed by the Australian Greens will allow medicinal cannabis to escape scrutiny from the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

Dr Maureen Mitchell says she isn't completely opposed to medicinal cannabis use, but has told a Senate inquiry hearing that more medical research is needed to ascertain the exact dosages needed to