Tony Abbott backs legalisation of medical cannabis

16 September 2014
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Prime Minister Tony Abbott has thrown his support behind the legalisation of cannabis for medical purposes.

Mr Abbott went even further than NSW Premier Mike Baird – who has approved a clinical trial of the use of medical cannabis – by saying that no further testing should be needed on the drug if it is legal in similar jurisdictions. "I have no problem with the medical use of cannabis, just as I have no problem with the medical use of opiates," Abbott wrote in a letter. (Australian National Council on Drugs takes a deep breath on cannabis)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)