You are here

Medicinal Cannabis

Medical Cannabis Registration Scheme

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens want a framework to protect compassionate growers of medical cannabis.

Andrea Dawkins - 30 Jan 2018

Medical Cannabis - Access

Parliamentary Activity - More than 10 months after the so-called controlled access scheme started here, just six people have managed to be approved for the drug and another six to nine have applied but are still suffering on a waiting list.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 Jul 2018

Ferguson Ignores GPs' Plea on Medical Cannabis

Media Release - More than 62% of Australian GPs polled have been asked about access to medical cannabis by their patients in the last three months, according to the British Medical Journal.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 Jul 2018

Greens Release Medicinal Cannabis Registration Scheme Policy Initiative

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

Andrea Dawkins - 31 Aug 2017

Estimates questions on Medicinal Cannabis

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

Andrea Dawkins - 6 Jun 2017

Restricted Access to Medicinal Cannabis Scheme

Media Release - Today's announcement that the government’s medicinal cannabis Controlled Access Scheme will provide access for children with drug-resistant epilepsy is a positive step forward.

Andrea Dawkins - 23 May 2017

Medicinal Cannabis Users Still at Risk of Prosecution Under Liberals

Media Release - The Federal Government's most recent medicinal cannabis announcement raised the hopes of Tasmanians who thought they might be able to more easily access treatment, legally.  In reality it's very different.

Andrea Dawkins - 26 Feb 2017

Tasmanians Still at Risk of Prosecution on Medicinal Cannabis

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

Andrea Dawkins - 22 Feb 2017

Liberals' Medicinal Cannabis Mess

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

Andrea Dawkins - 24 Jan 2017

Medicinal Cannabis

Parliamentary Activity - As the interim protection for legitimate medicinal cannabis users, will you move your Government toward developing a controlled access scheme for medicinal cannabis, where users can register with the Health Department and live without fear...

Andrea Dawkins - 12 Oct 2016

Protection Needed for Medicinal Cannabis Users

Media Release - While the Hodgman Government has committed to implementing a controlled access scheme for medical cannabis that begins in 2017, many Tasmanian patients currently accessing cannabis for medical needs are unprotected by the law.

Andrea Dawkins - 12 Oct 2016

Liberals Should Emulate Poppy Industry for Medical Cannabis

Media Release - The Poisons Amendment (Poppy Industry Reform) Bill, debated in parliament today, separates the regulation of the poppy industry between health and primary industries.

Andrea Dawkins - 13 Sep 2016

Medicinal Cannabis: United in Compassion Symposium

Parliamentary Activity - Attending the United In Compassion symposium at the Hemp, Health and Innovation Forum in Sydney on 14 and 15 May was a revelation.

Andrea Dawkins - 24 May 2016

Sydney Medicinal Cannabis Symposium Has Clear Message

Media Release - A medicinal cannabis symposium in Sydney today organised by United in Compassion heard frustration with the slow pace of change, the lack of an amnesty for those currently accessing medicinal cannabis and the general lack of understanding...

Andrea Dawkins - 14 May 2016

Liberals at Odds With Reality on Medicinal Cannabis Use

Parliamentary Activity - Over the next 12 months, what protection are you giving to those same Tasmanians who are currently breaking the law and to the police officers who are being asked to turn a blind eye?

Andrea Dawkins - 28 Apr 2016

Change of Heart on Medicinal Cannabis Welcome

Media Release - The Premier's announcement that Tasmania will follow in the footsteps of New South Wales and Victoria and legalise access to medicinal cannabis is long awaited and very welcome.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 Apr 2016

Hodgman Should Follow Andrews on Medicinal Cannabis Now

Media Release - The Victorian government have shown us what true leadership looks like when it comes to medicinal cannabis.

Andrea Dawkins - 13 Apr 2016

Ideology Put Before People on Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp as Food

Parliamentary Activity - The Hodgman Liberal Government is making slow progress towards bringing about access for Tasmanians to both medicinal cannabis and low-THC hemp as a food product.

Andrea Dawkins - 7 Apr 2016

Federal Medical Cannabis Bill Very Welcome

Media Release - The tabling of the Narcotic Drugs Amendment Bill in federal parliament today means Tasmania is one step closer to being able to lawfully cultivate medical cannabis for therapeutic use.

Andrea Dawkins - 10 Feb 2016

Legalise Medicinal Cannabis

Parliamentary Activity - NOTICE OF MOTIONTUESDAY 27 october 2015Andrea Dawkins On tomorrow to move -That this House notes:1.      The recently announced tripartite position of the Federal Greens, Labor and Liberal MPs to legalise the production of cannabis for...

- 27 Oct 2015

Medicinal Cannabis: Legislative Council Committee Findings

Parliamentary Activity - Nick McKim MP on tomorrow to move:That this House:1.     Notes the Government’s decision to ignore the recommendations of the Legislative Council Government Administration Committee A regarding medicinal cannabis;2.     Further notes that...

Nick Mckim - 16 Jun 2015

Government Inaction on Medical Cannabis

Media Release - Police Minister Rene Hidding has admitted that the Government has rejected key recommendations from the parliamentary Committee report into medicinal cannabis.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Jun 2015

No Formal Poppy Advice

Media Release - The Minister for Primary Industries, Jeremy Rockliff, has been exposed as misleading the public over extent of poppy industry concerns about a medicinal cannabis trial and potential industry in Tasmania,

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Aug 2014

Medicinal Cannabis Inquiry Submissions Due

Media Release - Tasmanians are being urged to get behind the growing momentum for medicinal cannabis, and to lodge a submission with the Legislative Council Parliamentary Committee Inquiry which closes tomorrow.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Aug 2014

Councils Supporting Medicinal Cannabis

Media Release - The Hodgman Liberal government is becoming further out of touch as yet another local council formally endorses investigating opportunities presented by a local medicinal cannabis crop industry.

Kim Booth - 22 Jul 2014

Local Councils Support for Medicinal Cannabis Trials Embarrassment for Libs

Media Release - Growing support across regional local councils for medicinal cannabis trials is increasing pressure on the Hodgman government to review its unilateral hard line opposition to the proposed trials.

Kim Booth - 18 Jul 2014

TFGA Comments on Medicinal Cannabis Potential Welcome

Media Release - Today’s statement by the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) recognising the future potential for a local medicinal cannabis industry is heartening, and should encourage Health Minister Michael Ferguson to keep an open mind...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Jul 2014

Medicinal Cannabis Trial

Media Release - The Hodgman government is giving mixed messages over medicinal cannabis, with Tasmania poised to lead the nation if Minister Ferguson approves a ground-breaking trial at UTAS while the Premier says he's 'unconvinced'.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Jan 2014

Medicinal Cannabis

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens will move to establish a Parliamentary Committee inquiry into the potential legalisation of medicinal cannabis in the state.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 Jun 2014