"International acceptance of medicinal cannabis is growing because it can provide relief for people who can’t be sufficiently helped with current pharmaceutical drugs. But despite growing evidence of its usefulness in certain situations, medical use of cannabis remains illegal in Australia."
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“It’s interesting what necessity does. What the [Australian] health ministers are doing is criminal. They’re depriving severely incapacitated children from a lifesaving medicine, it’s that black and white.”
"out of step with the attitudes and behaviour of much of the general public and professional opinion" on the use of cannabis to treat some illnesses.
Cooper Wallace, whose mother, Cassie Batten, was arrested after admitting in an interview that she administered the drug to her disabled and epileptic son. Police dropped the case on advice from the Office of Public Prosecutions.
"No parent should ever have to make a choice between saving their child and obeying the law."