This week it is the West Australian newspaper reporting on the issue


Doctors are not prescribing medical cannabis to their cancer patients because they are not convinced it works, according to an Australian expert.

Sydney medical oncologist Peter Grimison, who is heading the world’s biggest trial of medical cannabis in cancer patients, said the jury was out on whether the medication helped relieve chemotherapy symptoms such as nausea.

Associate Professor Grimison, from the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Cancer Hospital, was in Perth yesterday to give a public lecture as part of the Cancer Council WA’s Cancer Update series.

It came as a Greens bid to speed up access to medicinal marijuana passed its first parliamentary hurdle, bringing terminally ill patients one step closer to securing access to imported and Australian-grown products under the Therapeutic Goods Administration category A list.

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