The legislation, HB 1251, would permit the use of non-hallucinogenic marijuana or cannabis extracts known as cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil to treat any diagnosed condition or disease. Scientific studies indicate that the oils can reduce nausea and alleviate pain, and also may slow the growth of and kill some cancer cells.
“For Texans suffering from intractable epilepsy, the wait for medical cannabis is finally over,”
“We’re sitting on the edge of tremendous innovation that will transform the landscape for providers, for patients, and for those companies bringing these products to market
“Chemo just isn’t a lot of fun,” Rep. Daw told the committee. “You know, some patient may just say, ‘I don’t want to do chemo.’ They may do something else.”
In six months, buying a gram of weed won’t be that much more difficult, for adults in some provinces at least, than picking up your morning cappuccino. What company becomes the Starbucks of the industry, however, remains to be seen
The provision could see some push back in the Senate, or from individuals like Attorney General Curtis Hill, who has been outspoken against marijuana legalization.
I’m gutted that cynical politics won tonight, not the voices of the vulnerable and the sick who are presently being criminalised because of archaic law demonstrably unfit for purpose,” she wrote
Its progress has been amazing since Federal restrictions on the use of cannabis in medicine began to be loosened in 2016. About 320 patients have been given legal access to it since then.
But one thing that has been very slow to change is the negative attitude of the doctors’ trade union, the Australian Medical Association.