Ferguson out of touch on medicinal cannabis

Michael Ferguson has proven that the State Government has learned nothing from the public backlash against its bizarre opposition to medicinal cannabis.


Mr Ferguson has claimed that the unilateral action taken by the administrator of Norfolk Island to overturn the elected Parliament’s approval of a medical trial vindicates his own short sighted actions.


“There was hope that the Government was preparing to soften its stance against medicinal cannabis but that has proven to be ill-founded,” Ms Giddings said.


“Michael Ferguson has shown that he hasn’t listened to the community on this issue.


“Meanwhile he is yet to produce a shred of evidence to back his claims that a trial would be unsafe or harm the poppy industry.


“The latter claim has been comprehensively and embarrassingly rejected by the poppy industry itself.”