Lucy is a retired nurse, who previously founded a fully accredited in-home nursing care company which grew from a one-person operation to a staff of over 50 nursing and disability support workers and included a respite centre and administration centre caring for over 200 patients. Patients included low through to high support clients such as quadriplegics, acquired brain injury, physical and intellectual disabilities, frail aged and palliative care.
Lucy is married to Lou, a retired police officer who spent the bulk of his 32 year career investigating drug related crime in Sydney and the North West of NSW.
As of August 2013, Lucy has spearheaded the movement to re-introduce Medicinal Cannabis into Australia. Lucy witnessed the dramatic relief her son Dan (suffering stage 4 bowel cancer) gained from using Medicinal Cannabis, and Dan championed the cause alongside his Mother. Together they started a social campaign which ultimately changes Australian Laws. Lucy says that she used to feel proud of that achievement but now feels that Australian legislators have produced a system set up to fail patients like Dan. On Dan’s deathbed she promised to make access to cannabis better for Australians.
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