NSW is one step closer to legalising medicinal cannabis.
The NSW government has announced plans to make the use and possession of cannabis for medicinal purposes legal.
In a ‘groundbreaking’ development backed by the Coalition party room, terminally ill patients could soon be given the right to use the drug under medical guidance without the risk of prosecution.
While details into the possible reform are yet to be confirmed, it is said that under the new plans, police will no longer have the discretionary powers to charge a person caught with minimal amounts of cannabis if they present a medical certificate.
Woman’s Day understands, MPs, police and other groups are now working together to present a plan of action which will include ways in which the drug can be supplied and controlled legally.