Stonehouse calls for medical cannabis accessibility
A Rockingham-based MP is calling for medicinal cannabis to be made more accessible and the drug to be legalised in WA this year – but health professionals and the Health Minister have disagreed with his assertions and warned the public over its addictive qualities.
South Metropolitan MLC Aaron Stonehouse sparked debate in the Upper House late last year, with his Liberal Democrats party calling for additional freedom of choice in Australia
In WA, medicinal cannabis can be legally prescribed and dispensed through medical practitioners in some circumstances. However, Mr Stonehouse said the current legislative process was too arduous. “The medical uses are starting to become better understood – right now people are using it for chronic pain, to treat symptoms of chemotherapy and treating muscle spa