The United In Compassion Australian Medical Cannabis Symposium is being held in Melbourne this Friday, Saturday and Sunday 23rd – 25th July, 2017. The conference organisers claim that the content will be of interest to medical professionals, health care practitioners, patient groups and other interested persons. The program includes information about the application of medicinal cannabis for Cancer, Epilepsy, Pain, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Palliative Care. Speakers include Dr Judith Lacey on "The role of medicinal cannabis prescribing as part of a holistic supportive cancer care" and Professor Simon Eckermann speaking about "Medicinal cannabis as a solution to the aging and palliative care crisis".

Linda Hansen, Chief Officer, Palliative Care NSW will be attending the event to gain insight for the palliative persective. 

Recently, Suzanne Pierce, Director Policy, Science and Research with the NSW Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research and Innovation spoke about the Medicinal Cannabis Compassionate Use Scheme in NSW at the recent Palliative Care NSW Professional Development forum

Ms Pierce explained that the Medicinal Cannabis Compassionate Use Scheme does not supply cannabis, nor does it permit use as such, saying:

"It's not a legislative scheme but provides guidance to NSW police to provide leniency to people who are registered scheme users if found in possession of a (cannabinoid) substance"

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