Cannabis recommendation for patients with terminal illness

The committee’s report, tabled in the state parliament last week, recommended the government legislate to allow terminally ill patients to possess up to 15g of dry cannabis or equivalent and exempt them from arrest and prosecution.

AMA NSW vice president Dr Saxon Smith said they were willing to consider the recommendations but the committee’s proposal to have patients certified for possession of cannabis by a medical practitioner and registered with NSW health needed careful consideration. “While it