Terminally ill Australians will now have faster access to medicinal cannabis after the Senate today voted to be reduce patient waiting times.
Today’s vote will fast-track access to medical cannabis for a small group of terminally ill patients who have already been prescribed the treatment.
Controversial crossbench senator Jacqui Lambie was an outspoken supporter of the push to allow faster access to medical marijuana products for terminally ill Australians.
“My vote today will make people’s lives better. It is a vote to see terminally ill people be treated with dignity and respect.” Ms Lambie said.
Four One Nation senators, as well as Labor, Derryn Hinch, Lucy Gichuhi and David Leyonhjelm were also supported the changes to medical cannabis laws in Australia.
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