Federal Medicinal Cannabis Announcement

by Ted Sorensen
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Federal medicinal cannabis announcement a step forward


The LNP Opposition has welcomed Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley’s announcement that changes to legislation will soon be introduced to allow the growth of medicinal cannabis.

Shadow Health Minister Mark McArdle said the announcement was a step in the right direction for modern medicine.

“It was the LNP in Estimates hearings this year that advocated for the use of medicinal cannabis under strict control to be investigated and we congratulate the Turnbull Government on this positive step forward,” Mr McArdle said.

“So far all Labor has said is that something will happen somewhere, but it’s a Federal Coalition Government that is the right body to take this further.

“The LNP Opposition supports this forward-thinking move and if elected to government at the next State Election will work with the Federal Government and other state governments to ensure this move is implemented safely and responsibly.

“Queenslanders want to know if Labor supports this sensible and measured approach which demonstrates forward thinking.”

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