Optimising Medical Cannabis Policy Panel
Discussion Compared by Dr David Caldicott

Simon Eckermann is Senior Professor of Health Economics at the Australian Health Services Research Institute and University of Wollongong.

Bill Turner is the head of the Office of Drug Control and the author of the Narcotic Drugs Amendment Bill for the Australian Government Department of Health

The Hon. Adam Searle MLC is the Leader of the Opposition in the NSW Legislative Council and has been an Australian Labor Party member of the New South Wales Legislative Council since May 2011. He was the author of the recent NSW Labor Medicinal Cannabis Bill known as the Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2017

The Hon. Trevor Khan is the Nationals member of the New South Wales Legislative Council and serves as Deputy President and Chair of Committees. Khan has been a member of the Council since 24 March 2007.

The Hon. Tammy Anne Franks, is a Greens member of the South Australian Legislative Council where she has actively championed access to medicinal cannabis for South Australians in that Parliament. She has early this year had her private members bill for legal Industrial Hemp production and cultivation (including medicinal cannabis research crops) passed through that Parliament prompting the Minister for Manufacturing and Innovation to establish the SA Office for Industrial Hemp and Medicinal Cannabis within the Department of State Development.

Deepak Anand is the Executive Director of the Canadian National Medical Marijuana Association (CNMMA)which helped Health Canada develop their Medical Cannabis regulations which are now famous all over the world

Jeffrey Hergenrather MD is a general practitioner from the USA specialising in cannabis / cannabinoid medicine since 1999. His medical experience includes 26 years in emergency medicine and private general practice that includes the use of cannabis since 1977.