Cannabis Driving Reform Blog

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Scientific Research: Cannabis Vs Other Drugs & Driving

Recently I co-authored an article called Cannabis & Driving, which was published in the Australian Journal of General Practice. The report reviewed the scientific evidence regarding cannabis and driving impairment. It also discusses the legal issues affecting patients and physicians. The findings lead us to conclude that medicinal cannabis should be treated the same way […]

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Drive Change Submission to NTC: Assessing Fitness to Drive

On the 11th of June 2021, the Drive Change Team responded to the National Transport Commission’s Assessment of Fitness To Drive Interim Report public consultation. We were lucky to have a majority of our Ambassadors, Supporters and Friends sign on to the submission, which we believe shows great support for ending discrimination toward medicinal cannabis […]

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An update on the VIC Medicinal Cannabis Patients and Driving Working Group

The Medicinal Cannabis Patients and Driving Working Group report has been in government hands for a few months. I am continuing to try and find the solution that will enable medicinal cannabis patients to drive when they are not impaired. Currently, medicinal cannabis patients are effectively prohibited from driving due to the medication that they […]

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The Truth: Roadside Drug Testing Doesn’t Reduce Road Trauma

At Drive Change, we lobby to exclude medicinal cannabis users from the draconian drug driving detection laws. There are numerous reasons these laws are just plain wrong. But, one of the arguments we keep coming up against is road safety. Opponents of law change are adamant that these laws are designed to improve road safety.  […]

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THC improved my life; now, these unjust laws are hurting me.

This is the story of Deborah. Deborah is a mum and an active, productive member of society. She has been suffering from chronic pain for four years. Chronic pain changed her life: Chronic Pain affected the way I exercise and socialise. But the health aspect it had the most significant impact on was my mental […]

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Drive Change honoured to have presented to AMCA board on 4/20

The current state of Change It has been three months since the Drive Change campaign held its first Supporters & Stakeholder meeting. At the meeting, the Drive Change team presented why this campaign is crucial for future and existing patients. The team also asked both industry (product producers, importers and suppliers and the industry bodies […]

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8 Problems With Current Drug Driving Laws & Medicinal Cannabis

As someone working in the cannabis space, I constantly see people asking questions about their prescription cannabis and driving or raising their concerns about what could happen to them or how cannabis has changed their lives. Here are two quotes that I think sum up both the benefits of cannabis (for some) and the stupidity […]

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SA Greens MLC Tammy Franks Joins The Drive Change Movement

A big win for medicinal cannabis patients in SA and the Drive Change campaign! The current drug driving laws are discriminatory toward medical cannabis patients. The Drive Change campaign was started to help create driving law reform that’s fair, equal, and improves public health. We’re honoured to have SA Greens MLC Tammy Franks as a […]

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How to argue with those who support drug driving testing

We are now at 200,000 tests each year in NSW. Similar numbers in Victoria. Tens of thousands in every other state. I reckon we will be close to a million next year. That is a frigging big number. I have spoken in the press for a solid nine months. The Drive Change campaign, which is […]

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Tammy Franks Invites Drive Change Team To South Australian Parliament

Blog cover image by hypnotiseme. A bill for change. On Wednesday, 3 February 2021, I addressed a roundtable meeting of parliamentarians in Parliament House Adelaide via Microsoft Teams. This was at the invitation of Tammy Frank, Greens MLC. Tammy has been a Greens member of South Australia’s upper house since 2010. The roundtable was organised […]

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