Greens push for medicinal marijuana

Legalisation of medical cannabis and euthanasia are back on the national political agenda following a passionate speech in parliament by Greens Senator Richard Di Natale.

Describing cannabis as a “medicine like no other”, Senator Di Natale compared its potential benefits with the use of digitalis for heart conditions and poppies for pain relief.

The former general practitioner raised the case of a Tamworth couple who have decided to break the law to provide the drug to their 24 year-old son who is terminally ill with bowel cancer.

“It had a significant effect