Medical marijuana finds crossbench backers in Australian parliament

Campaign to legalise marijuana for medical purposes gathers strength with push to get issue on top of agenda in new parliamentary year
The Guardian (UK)
Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The campaign to legalise marijuana for medical purposes in Australia is gathering strength with a group of crossbench senators and MPs pushing for the issue to be top of the agenda in the new parliamentary year. A group of senators and MPs are pushing for the legalisation of medical marijuana to help the sick and potentially provide a new industry for "innovative" farmers. (See also: Medical marijuana: let the doctors, not politicians, sort it out)