Tasmanian Government Rejects Call to Decriminalise Medical Marijuana

The Tasmanian Government has swiftly rejected a recommendation from an Upper House committee that it urgently move to decriminalise medicinal cannabis.

The committee’s interim report makes six recommendations, including the immediate protection of people who are using or helping others use cannabis to treat medical conditions.

Independent MP Mike Gaffney urged quick action.

“There were some very emotional scenes from people who live with the impacts of their child not being able to access protective medicinal cannabis,” he said.

But in a statement Health Minister Michael Ferguson said the Government would not legislate to protect medicinal cannabis users from prosecution.

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