Medical cannabis is legal. That does not mean it works


These days, when Deb Lynch reads that medical cannabis is legal, she just laughs and laughs.

“We used to get annoyed about that,” she says.

  • Liam Mannix
  • The Canberra Times

“Not any more.”

Ms Lynch expected legalisation would mean she could access the drug to treat her autoimmune disease.

Wod 1aBut, like many, she has been knocked back and told there is no evidence it would help her.

For medical cannabis, some experts believe the hype has surged way past the science, which is weak, inconclusive and often non-existent for many conditions.

When cannabis does…

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