Baird Confronted at Cannabis Conference

NSW premier Mike Baird has defended his government’s action on medical cannabis after being confronted by debilitating illness sufferers and their carers who accused him of moving too slowly on the issue.

Mr Baird gave an opening address at the United in Compassion Medicinal Cannabis Symposium in Sydney on Saturday, organised by Tamworth mother Lucy Haslam, who lost her 25-year-old son, Daniel, to cancer this year.

Mr Haslam used cannabis to relieve his symptoms in his five-year battle with the disease.

Lucy Haslam’s campaign for change was rewarded in February when federal parliament passed laws allowing the cultivation of medicinal cannabis and the NSW government applied for a licence to grow the medicinal crop.

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