Pubdate: Fri, 29 Aug 2014
Source: Herald Sun (Australia)
Copyright: 2014 Herald and Weekly Times
Author: Carolyn Lewis
Page: 40


I CAN'T believe opium poppy crops are being grown in northern 
Victoria, for pain relief drugs such as morphine and codeine.

Why does the law allow opium to be grown, prescribed and given to 
people but medical cannabis cannot? As a parent of a disabled child 
who suffers from severe epilepsy (up to 100 seizures a day and taking 
medication), I think this is a disgrace.

We are allowed to give a drug to stop people from a bit of pain, but 
we are not allowed to give a drug that will reduce severe pain and seizures.

Carolyn Lewis, Lockington
- ---
MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom