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Medicinal cannabis scheme in Canberra failing to find enough doctors willing to prescribe drug – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

July 9, 2019
Cannabis reform in Australia

Australia certainly is dragging it’s feet on cannabis reform. Maybe to see how it all plays out in the United States, but people in Australia need relief and healing too. We need much more research and education to get Australia on board more quickly and to get rid of the negative stigma that cannabis has. I welcome the day when I can finally approach my general practitioner and inquire about medicinal cannabis without being seen as a pot head.

“Doctors grapple with negative stigma attached to cannabis, and feared being known as “Dr Pot”. Medical cannabis is very different to street cannabis as well, so this notion that everyone’s just going to get high is actually quite wrong. The THC element of street cannabis is taken out of [medicinal] cannabis.”

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Medicinal cannabis scheme in Canberra failing to find enough doctors willing to prescribe drug – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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