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Medicinal Cannabis

Health – Medicinal Cannabis

I want to talk about the controlled-access scheme for medicinal cannabis.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Jun 2022

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Estimates Reply - Minister Rockliff

A major topic of conversation for some period was our state's COVID-19 preparations.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2021

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Health - Medical Cannabis

Tasmania's Controlled Access Scheme was widely acknowledged as being overly restrictive and ideologically dominated.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Sep 2021

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Medical Cannabis Access Scheme and Legalisation

The Greens welcome the Premier's announcement yesterday of improvements to the Medical Cannabis Access Scheme in Tasmania.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Mar 2021

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Medicinal Cannabis

I want to express relief on the part of every Tasmanian who has been wanting to see medicinal cannabis more freely available in this state.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Mar 2021


Removal of Unfair Medicinal Cannabis Restrictions Welcome

The Greens welcome the Premier’s announcement today about access to medical cannabis.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Mar 2021

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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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020

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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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Nov 2020

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Medical Cannabis - Access

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Jul 2018

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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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Jul 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Medicinal Cannabis: United in Compassion Symposium

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 May 2016

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Sydney Medicinal Cannabis Symposium Has Clear Message

A medicinal cannabis symposium in Sydney today organised by United in Compassion heard frustration with the slow pace of change.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  14 May 2016

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Liberals at Odds With Reality on Medicinal Cannabis Use

The Government announced their plans for a controlled access scheme for medicinal cannabis over the weekend.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Apr 2016

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Change of Heart on Medicinal Cannabis Welcome

The Premier's announcement that Tasmania will legalise access to medicinal cannabis is long awaited and very welcome.

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

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Hodgman Should Follow Andrews on Medicinal Cannabis Now

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

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  13 Apr 2016

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Federal Medical Cannabis Bill Very Welcome

Tasmania is one step closer to being able to lawfully cultivate medical cannabis for therapeutic use.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  10 Feb 2016

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Greens Welcome Medical Cannabis MoU

The Greens welcome the Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Tasmanian and New South Wales governments. It's about time.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  10 Dec 2015

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Government Inaction on Medical Cannabis

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  |  Media Release  |  12 Jun 2015

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Medicinal Cannabis Committee Interim Report

There is no good reason to delay introduction of legislation to provide Tasmanians currently using medicinal cannabis protection from criminal charges.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Nov 2014

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Medicinal Cannabis Users Protection Needed

The Premier should be aware that people are already self-medicating and they are currently unprotected by the law.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Oct 2014

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Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill 2014

The Tasmanian Parliament will be given an opportunity to provide temporary legal protection for people who are legitimately using medicinal cannabis.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2014

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Medicinal Cannabis Trial Knock-Back Exposed

The Liberal government’s claim that medicinal cannabis trials could impact on the state’s poppy industry were baseless and unfounded.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  10 Sep 2014

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No Formal Poppy Advice

Minister Rockliff has been exposed misleading the public over the extent of poppy industry concerns about a medicinal cannabis trial in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Aug 2014

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Medicinal Cannabis Petty Politics on Display

The Commonwealth overturning Norfolk Island’s approval for medicinal cannabis trials is a predictable display of narrow-minded and petty politics.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Aug 2014

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Medicinal Cannabis Inquiry Submissions Due

Tasmanians are being urged to lodge a submission with the Legislative Council Parliamentary Committee Inquiry which closes tomorrow.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Aug 2014

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Medicinal Cannabis Law Reform Needed

Law reform recognising the use of medicinal cannabis is urgently needed.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Jul 2014

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NSW Moves on Medicinal Cannabis

Tasmania's position on medical cannabis looks increasingly out of touch.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Jul 2014

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Councils Supporting Medicinal Cannabis

Yet another local council formally endorses investigating opportunities presented by a local medicinal cannabis crop industry.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  22 Jul 2014

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Local Councils Support for Medicinal Cannabis Trials Embarrassment for Libs

Growing support across regional local councils for medicinal cannabis trials is increasing pressure on the Hodgman government.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  18 Jul 2014

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TFGA Comments on Medicinal Cannabis Potential Welcome

That the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association recognise the future potential for a local medicinal cannabis industry is heartening.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jul 2014

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Medicinal Cannabis Trial Rethink Needed

Hodgman Government Ministers are giving wildly different reasons for the decision to block a trial of medicinal cannabis in Tasmania,.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Jul 2014

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Medicinal Cannabis Trial

The Hodgman government is giving mixed messages over medicinal cannabis.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Jul 2014

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Medicinal Cannabis

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  |  Media Release  |  29 Jun 2014