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Amendment to Regulation 270A Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 - Cannabis for medical purposes

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Lanai Carter
Medical Cannabis Advisory Group Qld
PO Box 3673
LOGANHOLME QLD 4129

Total Signatures - 2905

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 1/12/2015

Tabled Date: 1/12/2015

Responded By: Hon Cameron Dick MP on 4/01/2016

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

The petition of residents of the State of Queensland draws to the attention of the House that patients suffering life threatening or chronic and disabling medical conditions shouldn't have to choose between risking prosecution for breaking an unjust law or needlessly suffering pain, disability or death.

 

Patients need lawful access to cannabis now under health legislation not criminal law!

 

The Medical Cannabis Advisory Group have presented a sensible proposal on how Queensland can lead the nation in cannabis law reform through a simple amendment to State Health Regulation 270A of the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 and by using existing regulating powers and prescribing standards in the Health Act 1937 to regulate and control cannabis for medical purposes in Queensland.

 

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Queensland Government to amend Health Regulation 270A to read "The Chief Executive Officer may grant approval to a person to cultivate, manufacture, produce, possess, supply, prescribe, obtain and use cannabis for human therapeutic use;" and introduce an immediate amnesty, access to State laboratories, and establish a steering committee with patient advocates to ensure that patients' health rights are at the centre of any decision-making; and use regulating powers and prescribing standards in Part 4 and 4A of the Health Act to make regulations for a state-wide medical cannabis program with provisions for patients and carers to lawfully cultivate and produce their own cannabis and oils/tinctures; and a State licencing system for commercial cultivators and producers of manufactured cannabis products for supply through dispensaries.