The MCUA of Australia Inc is a not for profit, patient oriented organisation that has been working since 2014 to raise awareness about the health benefits of cannabis; to expose the high patient demand that already exists within our society and to lobby our politicians about the need for law reform in this area.
Giving in to public demands in 2016, changes were made to the Narcotics Act to “accommodate” legal access to the medicinal use of cannabis. Unfortunately, these hasty and ill-considered changes were made without patient consultation and left us with a heavily regulated pharmaceutical model which uses expensive, imported, cannabis based products available only via the Special Access Scheme (SAS) to those who “qualify”. As a result of the current situation, access has become a “post code lottery”.
Thousands of patients have been forced to access medicine via the black market and/or to grow their own and thus run the risk of prosecution.
This back door Prohibition continues to harm good people. We need a system that will not discriminate against sick, dying, disabled and socially disadvantaged people in this way.
The current model has failed the greater majority of patients because it was designed with the sole intent of creating an export market that would make Australia a “leading contender” in the potentially billion dollar industry that has been sweeping the globe.
MCUA believes in the following principles:
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