Margie Abbott

As a mother, early childhood educator and member of the community, I’m more than happy to support the clinical use of cannabis where doctors think it might help.

Medicinal cannabis is not a cure-all, but some doctors think it can help patients with a number of very serious and debilitating illnesses.

In some cases, it might give people a level of normality and control in their lives - to regain their appetite, for instance; to allow joints to function without pain; or to help cancer patients get through treatment.

With proper regulation, medicinal cannabis could be a very useful addition to our capacity to help people .