An Australian Army veteran who claims medicinal cannabis has played a vital role in his battle against PTSD has made an emotional plea to the federal government to try and change their policy on the drug.
An Australian Army veteran battling post-traumatic stress disorder has called for the federal government to subsidise medicinal cannabis, which he says has turned his condition around.
David Hill, who was on two tours of Afghanistan, in 2012 and 2015, said other drugs prescribed to manage his illness had worked like a “chemical lobotomy”…
Reason Party leader and state MP Fiona Patten has taken up the cause, saying the state government could step in if the federal government refused.
“It is reprehensible that we would send our veterans out onto the black market, that we would force them to break the law to stay alive,” she said.
“We provide them with the equipment they need when they are on the frontline and we must do the same when they return.”
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