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Heather Stokes: South Australia needs to change its laws to recognise the medical benefits of cannab


South Australia needs to change its laws to recognise the medical benefits of cannabis oil, writes Heather Stokes. THE police raid on the home of my client Jenny Hallam for allegedly providing medicinal cannabis has triggered an intense debate about existing laws surrounding the therapeutic use of marijuana — and whether they need to be reviewed. There is literature to suggest that historically, cannabis has been used at least in the East for perhaps thousands of years as a therapeutic medication. Whether or not that is so, there is now much scientific evidence to suggest that cannabis has medical health benefits. Some years ago, science learnt there were specific targets for cannabinoids (