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Cannabis is the only thing easing their chronic pain. Now their father is facing jail

Taylor Family

After years watching his daughters Morgan and Ariel suffer from the chronic auto-immune disease Crohn’s, Stephen Taylor decided to research medical cannabis. “A couple of times there I carried Morgan into hospital weighing around 32 kilograms — actually carrying her in my arms and crying,” he told 7.30. “No parent should have to do this. […]

Medicinal cannabis red tape slashed to provide faster access to NSW patients

Medicinal Cannabis Australia NSW

AUTHOR:  Emily Laurence ORIGINAL PUBLICATION: ABC News Patients in New South Wales will be able to access medicinal cannabis within days of a doctor prescribing it, in what the federal Health Minister says sets a national benchmark. Health Minister Greg Hunt said the State and Federal Governments had “taken a machete” to red tape in order to […]

Medical cannabis red tape forces thousands to turn to black market for pain relief

Medicinal Cannabis Oil

AUTHOR: Nadia Daly Medicinal cannabis was legalised in Australia two years ago, but patients and doctors are still struggling to access the drug and say the barriers and bureaucracy are driving thousands of people to a flourishing black market. Simon Sweeting suffered chronic back pain for decades after a fracture and several surgeries. For years he […]

Victoria’s medical cannabis trial to treat children with severe epilepsy ‘successful’

Cannabis Clinical Trials Epilepsy

Up to 90 children with severe epilepsy will have early access to medicinal cannabis in Victoria, as the state sets its sights on becoming the country’s leading exporter. Victoria became the first state to legalise medicinal cannabis in 2016, and it has successfully trialled imported products on 29 children with severe epilepsy. Now the state government […]

A Harrington Park father of six says cannabis oil saved his life.

Cannabis Oil Saved My Life

A Harrington Park father of six says the use of illegal cannabis oil saved his life. Wayne (surname withheld at request) is almost cancer free after using the oil for more than a year. Earlier this year the federal government approved legislation making medical cannabis more accessible to people suffering from serious illnesses.   “The doctors […]

CBD oil reduces Katelyn’s seizures dramatically

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Michael Lambert, father of 5-year-old Katelyn Lambert was found guilty of possession and cultivation of cannabis. He was growing the plant to help his daughter who has the rare epileptic condition, Dravet Syndrome. CBD oil reduces Katelyn’s seizures dramatically Little Katelyn, was resistant to conventional medication, and suffered hundreds of seizures a day. Her future looked […]