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Drivers who aren’t impaired shouldn’t risk losing their license at the mere presence of legal, life-changing medication in their saliva. The 75,000+ Australians who use this plant to manage their health effectively deserve to have the same rights to carry on their daily life as patients using other legal prescription medications. Current drug driving laws discriminate against medical cannabis patients and impede public health. We need to Drive Change.

David Hermes

Managing Director, Beacon Medical
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Answering Cannabis Law FAQ

With cannabis available via a prescription in Australia since 2016, both doctors and patients are increasingly more likely to consider it as part of a healthcare practice. Medicinal cannabis is already widely prescribed for conditions including PTSD, chronic pain, anxiety, and insomnia. Although the health industry generally agrees with its medicinal merits, the driving laws […]

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Dr Teresa Towpik: “Ignorance Isn’t Bliss, Knowledge Is.”

This article is written by Drive Change ambassador Dr. Teresa Towpik. Below, she shares her experience with the drug driving laws from the standpoint of a medicinal cannabis doctor and patient. January 2016–what a month it was for me.  I didn’t realise it then, but this would mark the beginning of a new chapter in […]

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