We support those who want to try medical cannabis for a variety of legitimate reasons, and to be able to access it quickly and affordably, but we strongly urge those without a medical condition not to try and ‘game’ the system to access cannabis.
A recent segment on 9 News titled ‘Cannabis Courier’ flaunted that certain medicinal cannabis companies can now possibly deliver cannabis to your doorstep in 3 hours or less.
The segment followed the story of one man suffering from chronic pain due to a slipped disk in his back from playing rugby many years ago, mentioning that he also struggles to sleep at night. After trying a variety of other pain killers, he decided to give cannabis a go.
I’ve seen a big difference, just managing my pain at night time, especially with my sleep.
While we’re unbelievably happy cannabis has worked for the man, the segment focussed on just how easy it is to get medical cannabis, shining a light on two companies that are pleased to quicken the process for the man, and others like him.
I just had to log on to the cannabis centre website, fill in the questionnaire online, and then we set up the telehealth [phone consultation] with the specialist.
This worries us that Australia could be heading down the historic Californian medical cannabis system path where medical cannabis was almost handed out willy nilly, leading to a disturbing blur between those who really needed medical cannabis, and those who just wanted to consume it recreationally.
Medical cannabis shortages have plagued Australia over the past year, leading to real patients going without their medicine. Those who are trying to ‘game’ the system with false information, should strongly consider the possible impact they are having on the livelihood of legitimate patients.
There are real people with real medical issues out there, who need real cannabis medicines. Don’t be selfish.
You can see 9’s segment here: