KATY Gallagher has thrown the subject of medical marijuana to the untender mercies of the Abbott Government.
In a letter to a constituent the Chief Minister writes she has referred the matter:
I believe a national approach is required and as such, I have written to the Federal Minister for Health Minister Dutton, to request that the Commonwealth Government takes the lead on developing a national approach on medical cannabis. I have suggested that Minister Dutton look at the possibility of a clinical trial and consider also the option of a national summit which would bring together Australian chief health officers and key stakeholders to identify an approach to this issue.
In addition, I plan to place medical cannabis on the agenda of the Council of Australian Governments Health Council and I have asked the ACT Health Director-General to raise it through the Australian Health Minister’s Advisory Council.