A nation in pain: Can medicinal cannabis help?
An estimated 29 per cent of Australians suffer from chronic pain. Often sufferers are prescribed opioids, yet opioids have been the leading cause of all drug-induced deaths in Australia for the past 17 years. Increasingly, evidence supports the use of medical marijuana for pain sufferers, yet the law in Australia has done little to support it. Orwellian laws, different requirements between states, and mountains of paperwork have all stood between doctors, sufferers and their relief.