By Greg Barns
Picture: Luke Bowden
EVERY day in South Australia’s courts there is injustice occurring. Drivers using cannabis, approved by their doctor for medicinal purposes,
are finding themselves convicted of drug-driving offences and losing their licence for three months and longer as well as being hit with a fine.
If that same driver was using opioid or other pharmaceutical painkillers they would not be in court.
There is a chance to remedy this patently unfair situation through a Bill being introduced into state parliament this week by Greens MP Tammy Franks…
This Bill is not the first in Australia. In Victoria, independent MP Fiona Patten, of the Reason Party, has introduced a similar Bill. Premier Daniel
Andrews’ Labor government has said it will support finding a way to stop penalising medicinal cannabis patients.
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