11 August 2016

Here’s the report

Pop-up ‘medical cannabis information centre’ to open in Canberra, Med Shed group claims

Canberrans will be able to visit a ‘medical cannabis information centre’ in September as an advocacy group steps up its push to open a dispensary in the ACT where marijuana is sold from a shopfront, the group claims.

The Med Shed is made up of 80 medical cannabis advocates who have been working to establish a shopfront in Canberra since it formed in May.

Medicinal cannabis may soon be legalised in Australia. Photo: Max Mason Hubers

Group co-ordinator Matthew Holmes said he was pleased by the ACT government’s recent decision to establish a medical cannabis scheme “as soon as practicable”  which would allow Canberrans to safely and legally access medical cannabis products.

“We believe we have helped put a responsible and professional face to medical cannabis and will be having an event called Floral Aid in September where we will be campaigning publicly,” he said.

“We will be going out on the street and will be setting up a pop-up information centre which we are hoping will transfer to a permanent office and a model cannabis dispensary. We won’t be selling products but we will be looking at showing the public how it will work.”

Mr Holmes could not yet reveal the location but said it will be “in a very public place”.

The Med Shed includes a number of pain, nausea and seizure sufferers who seek medical cannabis illegally to seek relief.

Full report at http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/popup-medical-cannabis-information-centre-to-open-in-canberra-med-shed-group-claims-20160810-gqpa6u.html

The Med Shed Website  http://medshed.org.au