POT TV – Green Party Leader Richard di Natale appeared on ABC to discuss cannabis access.
Continuing their fight for patient access, the Australian Green Party made their case on ABC’s Lateline. Green leader Richard di Natale, a former general practitioner, fielded concerns of the medical efficacy and process in easing restrictions on cannabis.
“This is … a very mature industry that has been around for many years in many international jurisdictions.” Di Natale said. Adding context, he clarified, “we’ve got to remember what this is about. This is about making sure that people who have got a terminal illness aren’t being forced to behave like criminals to get access to a medicine that has the potential to relieve them of pain and suffering.”
“An Australian having to import cannabis is like bringing sand to the beach.” Robert W. E. Laurie, an attorney with experience navigating cannabis laws in the US, EU and Canada, recently returned from Australia and expressed his concerns regarding the rights of the terminally ill. Speaking to Pot TV at Vancouver’s Cannabis Day Protest, Laurie was emphatic about quick care for those in need. “Australia has an ideal climate to grow cannabis, and a population in need of it. Every additional barrier to reasonable access is cruel.”