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Medicinal Cannabis

Medical Cannabis Registration Scheme

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

Andrea Dawkins  |  Policies  |  30 Jan 2018

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

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

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

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

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 Users Still at Risk of Prosecution Under Liberals

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  26 Feb 2017

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

Liberals' Medicinal Cannabis Mess

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  24 Jan 2017

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

Protection Needed for Medicinal Cannabis Users

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  12 Oct 2016

Liberals Should Emulate Poppy Industry for Medical Cannabis

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  13 Sep 2016

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

Sydney Medicinal Cannabis Symposium Has Clear Message

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  14 May 2016

Liberals at Odds With Reality on Medicinal Cannabis Use

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Apr 2016

Change of Heart on Medicinal Cannabis Welcome

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

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

Ideology Put Before People on Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp as Food

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Apr 2016

Federal Medical Cannabis Bill Very Welcome

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  10 Feb 2016

Legalise Medicinal Cannabis

The Federal Greens, Labor and Liberal MPs have recently announced support to legalise the production of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Oct 2015

Medicinal Cannabis: Legislative Council Committee Findings

Notes the Government’s decision to ignore the recommendations of the Legislative Council Government Administration Committee A regarding medicinal cannabis.

Nick Mckim  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Jun 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Medicinal Cannabis Trial

The Hodgman government is giving mixed messages over medicinal cannabis.

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

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