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Medicinal Cannabis

Health – Medicinal Cannabis

Under the controlled access scheme to medicinal cannabis in Tasmania, many patients seeking to access medicinal cannabis must be referred to a specialist.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020


Medicinal Cannabis

Liberals’ Compassionless Medical Cannabis Failure

Health officials confirmed the government has knocked back more than half the applications made by medical specialists for the use of medicinal cannabis.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Nov 2020


Medicinal Cannabis

Medical Cannabis - Access

More than 10 months after the so-called controlled access scheme started here, just six people have managed to be approved.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Jul 2018


Medicinal Cannabis

Ferguson Ignores GPs' Plea on Medical Cannabis

More than 62% of Australian GPs polled have been asked about access to medical cannabis by their patients in the last three months.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Jul 2018


Medicinal Cannabis

Greens Release Medicinal Cannabis Registration Scheme Policy Initiative

The Liberals' Controlled Access Scheme for medicinal cannabis begins tomorrow, but very few Tasmanians will be able to access it.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  31 Aug 2017


Medicinal Cannabis

Estimates questions on Medicinal Cannabis

Once the controlled access scheme comes in September, where do Tasmanians, who are successfully treating conditions with home-grown cannabis now, stand?

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Jun 2017


Medicinal Cannabis

Restricted Access to Medicinal Cannabis Scheme

The announcement that the medicinal cannabis Controlled Access Scheme will provide access for children with drug-resistant epilepsy is a positive step forward.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  23 May 2017


Medicinal Cannabis

Medicinal Cannabis Users Still at Risk of Prosecution Under Liberals

The most recent medicinal cannabis announcement raised the hopes of Tasmanians who thought they might be able to more easily access treatment, legally.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  26 Feb 2017


Medicinal Cannabis

Tasmanians Still at Risk of Prosecution on Medicinal Cannabis

The Greens welcome the Federal Health Minister's medicinal cannabis announcement today.  This policy change is a step in the right direction.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  22 Feb 2017


Medicinal Cannabis

Liberals' Medicinal Cannabis Mess

The continued confusion and anger of Tasmanians around access to medicinal cannabis is being exacerbated by mixed messages coming from the Government.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  24 Jan 2017


Medicinal Cannabis

Medicinal Cannabis

Over the past two years, the Premier and Police minister have made a number of statements seeking to reassure Tasmanians who rely on medicinal cannabis.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Oct 2016


Medicinal Cannabis

Protection Needed for Medicinal Cannabis Users

There are currently patients who face charges and convictions over their medical cannabis possession and use in lieu of the government controlled access scheme.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  12 Oct 2016


Medicinal Cannabis

Liberals Should Emulate Poppy Industry for Medical Cannabis

The Poisons Amendment (Poppy Industry Reform) Bill separates the regulation of the poppy industry between health and primary industries.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  13 Sep 2016


Medicinal Cannabis

Liberals at Odds With Reality on Medicinal Cannabis Use

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Apr 2016


Medicinal Cannabis

Change of Heart on Medicinal Cannabis Welcome

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Apr 2016