HAVE YOUR SAY ON MEDICINAL CANNABIS
I have been a strong advocate for the use of medicinal cannabis for treating chronic illnesses. In November 2015, I sponsored a Parliamentary petition calling for an amnesty relating to the use of medicinal cannabis. This petition was signed by over 13,000 Queensland residents in only 24 days.
This gave me the mandate to pursue the implementation of a legislative framework for the legalisation of medicinal cannabis.
It was a huge step forward in February 2016 when the Federal Government passed historic legislation 'that will allow patients to access local-produced medicinal cannabis products from farm to pharmacy' (Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley, 24/02/16).
I will be speaking on the Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2016 in the Queensland Parliament after the final report is received by 30 September 2016 and would like your assistance in gathering statistics on this important issue.
Ways that you can be involved:
- Complete the survey by clicking here. I will use this information for statistical purposes. Anonymous responses will not be included. Your personal details will be kept confidential. This survey will close on 31 August 2016.
- The Department of Health and Department of Agriculture are seeking consultation from the public regarding the Federal Government's cultivation scheme. This is expected to take place on the Sunshine Coast at 11:00am, Thursday 23 June. I will provide further details on my Facebook page as soon as details are finalised.
- The Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Parliamentary Committee is currently taking submissions on the inquiry into the Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2016. Submissions close on 11 July 2016. For further information on making a submission, please see my Facebook page.
PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF SHOPPING COMPLEX - JONES ROAD, BUDERIM
I have received inquiries regarding a proposed development of a shopping complex at 141 Jones Road, Buderim (opposite the North Buderim IGA on the corner of Pittards Rd).
A Buderim resident, Mary, feels very strongly about objecting to this development application due to the impact on local small businesses, traffic congestion and amenity. There will be a free BBQ at the North Buderim IGA complex from 9:00am-11:00am on Saturday 11 June that will serve as an information session and will provide details of how to make a submission to council.
Mary would like to hear from other residents who share her concerns and would like to be involved with her campaign. Please phone my office if you would like her contact details.
For more information on this development application, visit Sunshine Coast Council website www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
PD online, MCU15/0192
Submissions close on 17 June 2016