Vous l'avez compris, Olivia Newton-John se fait l'avocate du cannabis médicinal : "Nous devons changer la pensée. Les gens doivent se renseigner sur les bonnes valeurs du cannabis médicinal. Cela m'a été très utile pour lutter contre ma douleur. C'est une plante maligne qui a une réputation stupide depuis plusieurs années, mais c'est une plante très guérissante ...
Elle aide beaucoup de maladies, pas seulement le cancer - les enfants atteints d'épilepsie, de maladie de Parkinson, de toutes sortes de choses".
Olivia Newton-John has slammed the decision to charge an Adelaide woman with drug offences for supplying medicinal cannabis.
“I think that’s criminal,” Olivia told Alan Hickey. “It should be decriminalised for a start because she’s being compassionate -- it’s all about being compassionate and kind.”
“I was horrified to read that they’ve taken away the rights of palliative care patients to get access to cannabis. They’re dying and there was some silly comment made that they were going to be bringing suitcases in -- they can’t even move, poor people.
“We need to change the thinking. People need to educate themselves on the good values of medicinal cannabis.
“It’s been very helpful for me with pain.
“It’s a maligned plant that has a silly reputation from many years ago, but it’s a very healing plant…
“It’s helping many illnesses, not only cancer -- children with epilepsy, MS, Parkinson’s, all kinds of things.”
Medical marijuana gets superstar
Olivia Newton-John meets with Tamworth medicinal cannabis advocate Lucy Haslam
IT’S hoped the backing of a high-profile singer will help grease the wheels of medicinal cannabis access in Australia.
Australian singer Olivia Newton-John has become the latest advocate for the drug, as she receives treatment for her second diagnosis of cancer.
Ms Newton-John recently revealed she has been using cannabis as part of her treatment.
The singer met with Tamworth’s Lucy Haslam and had vowed to take up the fight to make medical cannabis more accessible in Australia.
“She’s very keen to get on board,” Mrs Haslam told The Leader.
“She’s going to Canberra to talk to the health minister and the prime minister.”
“She’s Australia’s sweetheart and I’m sure the politicians will be all over her like a rash and I’m sure they won’t brush her off.”
In recent TV interviews, Ms Newton-John spoke about the need to decriminalise further and giving GPs the ability to prescribe.
Mrs Haslam hoped Ms Newton-John’s story would shift the focus back to patients.
“The benefit to patients is getting overlooked at the moment,” Mrs Haslam said.
Meanwhile, medical cannabis is top of the agenda for doctors at the Rural Medicine Conference in Melbourne today.
It’s the major annual conference for rural doctors and will explore recent regulatory changes to the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, and consider clinical and prescribing issues for rural doctors.