All Medical Cannabis Patients To Be Able To Drive Legally In Victoria Shortly (while not impaired)
In this video cannabis consultant Rhys Cohen explains gives us an overview of how the changes in Victorian cannabis and drug driving laws will benefit patients and the industry.
Rhys explains the current drug driving laws, why they are not fair to patients and how the changes will impact patients in Victoria.
On the 14th of October 2020, the Victorian government agreed to change the medical cannabis and driving laws. Many advocates for both medical and adult use cannabis have been working toward these changes for roughly 5 years.
As it stands, medical cannabis is the only prescribed medication where an individual testing positive for the presences of their medication in their system is punished by law and loses their license.
Fiona Patten’s proposal to change the law to be equal and fair for medical cannabis patients was given the go ahead. As a result, a working group including MPs, police and doctors has been formed to help shape a law that will benefit thousands of patients.
Fiona’s original proposal stated that medical cannabis patients with a valid prescription and who are not impaired should have a legal defence against the presence of THC in their system. This would put medical cannabis in line with other drugs like opioids, benzos and other prescribed and impairing drugs.
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Disclaimer: Currently, in Australia, cannabis is only legal with a prescription. The team at honahlee are not doctors and are not providing medical advice. Neither Rhys Cohen nor the honahlee team are recommending the use of marijuana (cannabis) for medical or adult use purposes. Cannabis does not work for everyone and may have negative side effects. In Australia, medical marijuana (cannabis) is regulated by the TGA. If you think cannabis is right for you, please consult with your doctor or specialist.