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Medicinal cannabis: desperate parents turn to black market
By Meghna Bali on PM
Despite government claims that a streamlined medicinal cannabis system has led to an increase in prescriptions, at least 100,000 people are self-medicating through the black market, outweighing legal supply in Australia by over 30 to one.
Experts say significant barriers to legal access have produced a failed system and are calling for an independent regulator.
Michael Lambert, father of child with epilepsy
Carol Ireland, managing director, Epilepsy Action Australia
Rhys Cohen, senior project officer, Lambert Institute for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, University of Sydney
Lucy Haslam, medicinal cannabis advocate