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Medicinal cannabis: desperate parents turn to black market

By Meghna Bali on PM

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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.

Duration: 3min 52sec

Broadcast: Fri 22 Feb 2019, 5:10pm
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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



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