Australia: Qld police charge 66yr disability pensioner using medical cannabis for possession of 1 gram

Australia: Qld police charge 66yr disability pensioner using medical cannabis for possession of 1 gram

The Medical Cannabis Users Association of Australia (MCUA) President Deb Lynch and members of the advocacy group are peturbed following police raids carried out on 2 on fellow members in Queensland yesterday. Early in the day, 66 year old disability pensioner Maggie O’Rance, was raided by police brandishing a search warrant. Police found approx 1 gram of cannabis and a pipe and she was charged for the second time with cannabis offences. The former nurse who suffers debilitating chronic pain, mobility problems and depression escaped penalty and conviction when she was found guilty of cannabis charges in April this year after pleading not guilty on the grounds of medical necessity with compulsion. Ms O’Rance who has been trying to get off opioids attempted to get a prescription for cannabis for several months prior to her first arrest in 2018. Her GP refused to prescribe, leaving her with no choice but the black market and home grow for supply. Since her last run in with authorities, she has tried to get a prescription from her Pain Clinic but was informed, not for the first time,  one month ago that Queensland Health policy would not allow doctors to prescribe medical cannabis. Again…

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