"The case in support of Medicinal Cannabis is, on any level, overwhelming. With or without the often demanded “trial based empirical evidence.
The case study examples of the enormous relief provided to countless people, many of whom are young, defenceless and seriously ill children, are strong and totally compelling.
Our national illicit drugs policy is a harm reduction based policy. Nowhere is harm, including chronic pain and suffering, more dramatically reduced than through the supply and use of cannabis to persons with severe epilepsy and many forms of debilitating cancer for whom epilepsy and mainstream cancer medications are ineffective.
Compassion alone should ensure that Cannabis is one of the medicinal remedies available for treatment. Politicians must have the courage to act in the public interest by enacting legislation that removes the fiction and legalises regulated production and supply of Cannabis for medicinal purposes."