Please help desperate terminally-ill and sick patients -- medicinal cannabis is blocked
As I write this, toddlers are suffering hundreds of epileptic seizures a day while medicinal cannabis laws fail them miserably. Doctors are frustrated. They're being forced to defend their clinical judgement to prescribe cannabis for their patients and challenge bureaucratic processes designed to prevent them providing cannabis lawfully. They should instead be helping patients fight serious symptoms and diseases. I'm devastated and fed up. The legacy of my son Dan who died fighting to decriminalise medicinal cannabis is being torn up. The laws are so broken that just 18 sick patients have managed to access medicinal cannabis in NSW. I need your help now by signing my petition. I've spoken with NSW Health Minister personally about fixing the broken medicinal cannabis laws. But the government still hasn't fixed these laws blocking doctors and patients from accessing medicinal cannabis, in fact it has added to them. We urgently need a simple Compassionate Access Scheme. It's a system that's already working elsewhere and can be integrated into the health system now. The last Health Minister did not share the previous Premier Mike Baird’s vision and compassion needed to act. But I know Minister Hazzard can turn this mess around and be a champion for patients and doctors. Doctors are increasingly angry and contacting me out of frustration. They are not able to help their patients. Patients are denied access by a system which duplicates federal manoeuvres, is convoluted, time consuming, expensive and has low success for patients. It means that sick patients are still forced to be criminals for using medicinal cannabis from the black market. Please sign and share my petition. Help me honour my son who passed away fighting for other terminally-ill patients. Tell Brad Hazzard to be the visionary we need to fix the broken medicinal cannabis regulations that are blocking doctors and sick patients.
Decriminalise the use of medicinal cannabis for people with terminal cancer like my son.
Our 24 year old son has a terminal cancer diagnosis. He is receiving great benefit from using medical cannabis to manage his nausea, vomiting and poor appetite.He is also using cannabis oil in a bid to halt the progression of his disease. We can see the changes in him and fully believe that cannabis is absolutely the right path for him to go down as conventional treatments have failed him. The adoption of the 5 recommendations of the NSW Parliament Legislative General Purpose Standing Committee No. 4: The use of cannabis for medical purposes, is essential to Daniel and the thousands of terminally ill and debilitated Australians who would benefit from the use of Medicinal Cannabis. These patients and their carers (just like us) are being forced to break the law to obtain and to use cannabis, mostly without medical supervision because they are fearful to expose themselves. The medical evidence is available and opinions world wide are changing based on this evidence, yet the NSW Government is still sitting on it's hands and demonstrating a complete lack of compassion with it's disregard for these recommendations. Adoption of these recommendations will afford the terminally ill and chronic pain suffers the right to choose a treatment which is beneficial to them, whilst being protected from arrest and prosecution under the current NSW legislation. Our son cannot afford to wait for the government to step up. We need help now!