Make cannabis therapy legal – we know enough: experts

An online article released this morning by the MJA argues that the potential risks involved in legalising the use of cannabis as a pharmacotherapy, for patients suffering the pain and sleep deprivation brought on by conditions such as advanced cancer, were low and had the support of 69% of Australians.

The article – co-authored by Dr Alex Wodak, an addiction specialist at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital – argued that with 20 US states alone having legalised the medicinal use of cannabis, it was time for Australia to embrace an “undeniable shift towards recognising its pharmacotherapeutic

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