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Lawyers Weekly Podcast Network

Mar 21, 2016

This week on The Lawyers Weekly podcast, we take an in-depth look at medical cannabis regulation in Australia. Our host, Stefanie Garber, is joined by Dr Teresa Nicoletti, a partner at Piper Alderman and medical cannabis advocate. The Federal parliament recently took the first step towards creating a medical marijuana scheme, passing an act allowing for cannabis to be cultivated and manufactured by licensed producers. The new system could help thousands of chronically ill patients access innovative new treatments, Dr Nicoletti explains. Currently, many of these patients are forced underground to access their treatment, putting their health at risk and exposing them to criminal charges. The new Act is a first step to creating a national scheme where patients could access cannabis medication legally and safely. Yet Australia is still a long way from creating a fully functioning framework and a host of challenges remain. All this and more coming up on this episode of The Lawyers Weekly podcast.