Submitted by Carol Ireland
On the 27th October I was privileged to stand beside Premier Mike Baird, the Hon. Pru Goward, Minister for Research, and Dr John Lawson in announcing an exciting development in medicinal cannabis treatment for children with severe epilepsy at the Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Later in the day Minister Goward was the first speaker at Epilepsy Action Australia’s special presentation: “Voices behind the issues – Medicinal Cannabis”.
The second speaker was the indomitable Michelle Whitelaw – parent, advocate and fearless medicinal cannabis campaigner who has taken a courageous and unrelenting stance to raise awareness of medicinal cannabis and her son Jai’s journey with epilepsy.
Finally, two of the key research leaders from The Lambert Initiative at the University of Sydney spoke about plans for building a platform for extensive clinical and scientific cannabinoid-related research.
The session was informative and lively – as it should be on this crucially important topic. Finally it feels as though progress is gaining some real momentum! Click here to view the presentations from the day,
Epilepsy Action Australia also publishes regular email updates on the progress of all aspects of medicinal cannabis use in epilepsy in Australia. Click here to register to receive these updates.