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Inaugural Australian Medicinal Cannabis Symposium - NSW

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Radio interview with Lucy Haslam 


It was March this year; a most unlikely family started a most unlikely campaign.


In the court yard of a coffee shop in Tamworth, I sat opposite local Mum Lucy Haslam and she told me about her son 24 year old Dan who was dying of cancer.

She explained how he had recently found that cannabis offered him some relief to the nausea, vomiting, and poor appetite caused by his chemotherapy.

Since then Lucy, Dan and their family have been on an incredible journey, calling on the NSW Government to adopt the findings of its own upper house parliamentary inquiry and decriminalise cannabis for the critically and terminally ill.

Seven months later I caught up with Lucy in the courtyard of her cafe again.

In that time there has been significant change, the NSW government is now onboard with a trial of the drug for the sick and dying and Lucy is organising an Australian first symposium on medicinal cannabis:

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