I am a nurse working in Australia and I have been writing to every health minister in every state trying to establish a medicinal marijuana research centre, or get a grant to do research, or to create a medicinal marijuana program. Eevery minister has written back to me and said "NO WAY!". All except 1. The NSW health minister invited me to make a submission online to a committee that is considering the idea of a medicinal marijuana program. Any person who has a legitimate need for weed, please make the effort to make a researched submission with your own personal story. Do not forget to mention that there are other ways of taking medicinal cannabis other than through smoking and that is why larger prescriptions are necessary. Being from Canada as well, I have my medicinal marijuana permit for 20 grams a day. I do not smoke it. I make teas and marijuana oil, which is used to keep tumors out of my body. I had cancer previously. Also, please consider refraining from using the words and phrases: 'marijuana' and 'medical marijuana' as these have negative connotations to them by government and law enforcement which are watching this committee very closely. Instead might I suggest the really awesome phrase - 'medicinal cannabis' as then no particular industry owns that phrase. Here is the address:http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/committee.nsf/0/7641E8D87AC53FB3CA257ABF00134E57 You guys only have til this coming friday - the 15th of Feb to make your submission so please put the pedal to the metal and get something done quick like. And thank you for making a serious - factual submission. Buckets It has to start somewhere in Australia and NSW is it. Doesn't matter where you are in Australia. Tell them you'll even move there!