Metiria Turei's Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill will have its first reading at 3pm on the 1st of July. This is sure to be a historic occasion as it is the first time a major piece of cannabis law reform legislation has entered the house.
Metiria's Bill will make it legal for patients or their care givers to grow cannabis for medical use.
The following are some of the conditions cannabis is effective at treating:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
AIDS Wasting Syndrome
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Bipolar Affective Disorder
Cancer (including Breast cancer, Cervical cancer, Lung cancer, Skin cancer)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Chemo Related Nausea
High Blood Pressure/Hypertension
Nail Patella Syndrome
Sickle Cell Disease
Violent, uncontrollable outbursts in children