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Father Who Gave Cannabis to Sick Children Avoids Jail

A difference in opinion draws a line down the middle - the controversy continues

Reynolds also stated that in a world that is transforming into public policy decision making, it would be wise to focus on solid evidence for improving the health and well-being of individuals. “There may be a benefit but there may be a risk and a harm” he said.

Dr. Bastian Seidel, the 28th president of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, disagrees. He claims the current system is a basket case. “It doesn’t make sense, your postcode should not determine whether you have access to treatment. We need to have a look at what works best for our patients and what works best for doctors” he said.

Unfortunately, the issue relating to legal access to medical cannabis remains controversial. However, the legalization effort – medically and recreationally – is strong enough that further research is forthcoming.