A major medical conference has labeled cannabis as a dangerous and addictive drug that is not fit for use as a medicine.
All medicines for human consumption need to be tested for risks, benefits, dosage and timing of use.
Cannabis is unstable and unpredictable and would never pass the standards of other prescription drugs.
Medications require specific dosage, oversight by a doctor and renewal of prescription which cannabis cannot provide.
As well smoking cannabis exposes the smoker to cancer causing carcinogens.
(Source: 44th Annual Medical Scientific conference, American Society of Addiction Medicine 29 April 2013)
Cannabis is being touted in Australia as a possible medicine which it can never be.
Medicines in Australia need to undergo strenuous scientific tests to ensure they are safe which cannabis will never be.
Cannabis use has been proven to cause psychosis, schizophrenia, cancer and a depressed immune system which makes it never safe.
Cannabis is the most common illicit drug causing addiction in Australia so it will never be useful in medicine.
Australian authorities need to ensure strict medical testing for medicines and never allow cannabis to be available for any use.