NSW Premier and government consider medicinal cannabis bill

NSW Premier and government consider medicinal cannabis bill

NSW Premier Mike Baird has confirmed he and his government will carefully consider a private member's bill allowing cannabis to be used for medicinal purposes.

The bill will be drafted by Nationals MP for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson, and follows publicity around 24-year-old Dan Haslam who has terminal cancer and has been using cannabis to relieve nausea associated with chemotherapy. Mr Anderson met with the Premier on Wednesday to discuss his proposal.

For more information on the Cancer Council's position on the medical use of cannabis, please click here.
NSW Premier and government consider medicinal cannabis bill