Lara Giddings
44th Premier of Tasmania

“The momentum across the nation for change around laws governing Medicinal Cannabis is unstoppable. I am pleased to do what I can to try to support Cannabis being legalized for medicinal use in Tasmania and nationally for its significant health and economic benefits. The time has come to put old prejudices aside and to take a compassionate and common sense approach to the issue. It seems unbelievable that we can grow opium in Tasmania and have opiate based medication available to patients, but not Cannabis even though there is much evidence around the world that it can turn lives around for young and old when used as a medicinal product.”