WHY the resistance to a clinical trial of medicinal marijuana?
News of an eight-year-old Mia Mia girl taking liquid cannabis to keep a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome under control has generated an interesting debate.
The liquid cannabis has dramatically improved Tara O'Connell's walking and speech.
She has gone from 200 seizures a day to not having one in nine months.
Now her family is campaigning to have medicinal marijuana legalised.
With the results they have achieved who can blame them?
The change in Tara's life alone should be enough for politicians and the relevant health authorities to start thinking seriously about a clinical trial and further research into the benefits of medicinal marijuana.
It seems silly that a person who grows medicinal marijuana is happy to go to jail because his stocks will run out in six months and he's helping hundreds of people enjoy a better life.
Medicinal marijuana does not deliver a high.
It's clearly helping many people and there's many more seriously ill desperate to see what relief medicinal marijuana might deliver.
There's many more seriously ill desperate to see what relief medicinal marijuana might deliver.
Why would politicians and relevant authorities turn a blind eye to that?