She’s had enough by the sounds of things..
Lucy Haslam, is stepping away from her day-to-day campaigning after a decade battling stigma, ignorance and “politicians playing God”.
Haslam has resigned as chair of the Australian Medicinal Cannabis Association (AMCA), stating it was a “good time to hand the baton over to fresh eyes and those with more drive and energy”.
Haslam will remain an ambassador for AMCA and has been offered lifetime membership of the association.
Emily Rigby has been named interim chair of AMCA, with Fiona Patten interim deputy chair.
AMCA said the United in Compassion (UIC) Symposium “will endure as Australia’s original and premier medicinal cannabis event, with AMCA proudly taking the reins”.
Board members paid tribute to Haslam. Dr Teresa Nicoletti, who co-founded the association with Haslam and Gail Wiseman in 2020, said the medicinal cannabis industry “would not be where it is today without the efforts of Lucy Haslam”.
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