From GP to MP to cannabis farmer—why I did it

Now retired, GP Dr Mal Washer became well known as an influential Liberal MP during the Howard years.

Since leaving politics in 2013, Dr Washer has run a 60-hectare avocado farm and has branched out into medicinal cannabis.

Here he explains why.


I was in politics for 15 years but my main passion was still patients.

I had a personal assistant in my medical centre who worked for me for at least 25 years.

Sadly a

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