NIMBIN’s Hemp Embassy has reacted with delight to the announcement of a parliamentary inquiry on the use of medicinal cannabis in NSW.
A cross-party committee will look at whether marijuana can be used as an effective and safe form of pain relief for sufferers of chronic illnesses.
Labor’s leader in the NSW Upper House Luke Foley moved the motion to set up the inquiry.
Mr Foley said it will also examine what legal implications surround the medical use of cannabis and how it might be supplied.
The NSW Opposition says an Upper House inquiry into the medical use of marijuana will help the debate to be dominated by evidence, instead of dogma.
The Hemp Embassy’s vice-president, Max Stone, said the organisation is “delighted because we have been pushing really hard for this issue. The only reason they are talking about this in Parliament is because of all our years of activism.”
“We are delighted that the NSW Parliament is looking at the writing on the wall,” he said.