2019 heralds the third year of Australia’s Medicinal Cannabis Symposium yet patient access remains pitifully low.
The application process is burdensome, inconsistent and difficult to navigate. Government clinical guidance is narrow, politically motivated and designed to arrive at conclusions suiting outcomes other than the best interests of patients.
Thousands of sick Australians are still forced to rely on the illicit market to obtain what may very well be life-saving medicines while medicos remain confused about how and whether to prescribe. Many doctors even recommend their patients continue to use unregulated products rather than attempting the legal route – UIC views this as an unacceptable state of affairs. Meanwhile, research and acceptance around the world is exploding….
UIC seeks to bridge the information gap by once again promoting and showcasing global and domestic research and – importantly – placing patient issues and many would argue, human rights firmly back on the political, regulatory and clinical agendas. Join us for 3 days of education from world-leading experts in Medicinal Cannabis as we look at ways to overcome issues with problems around patient access, guidelines and supply.
The event will also feature the premiere screening for the documentary "High as Mike." Mike has a brain tumour that will eventually rob him of his sight. In this film Mike goes on a cycling road trip to explore the stagnation of medical cannabis prescription in Australia. There is also a gala dinner and the Medicinal Cannabis Course.