The Australian Poster Children For Medical Cannabis Can’t Access Medical Cannabis

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It’s been two years since the battle for medicinal cannabis legalisation really kicked off in Australia, and many patients are still exactly where they started.

In October 2015 the then premier of NSW Mike Baird published a lengthy note on his Facebook page about an encounter he’d had with a young boy named Tyler Oldenburg.

Tyler has up to 40 seizures a day and his mother, Nicole, thinks medicinal cannabis will help. Baird said he was proud that NSW was “leading the nation” in researching the controversial drug.

“It’s my deepest hope that, as a result of these trials, Tyler and his family will soon be able to face a much brighter future,” he wrote.

Almost 18 months later Tyler and his parents, Mathew and Nicole, were among the medicinal cannabis activists and patients gathered at the Sydney’s Ethics Centre on Wednesday as part of the The Greenlight campaign to improve access to medicinal cannabis.

Nicole told BuzzFeed News about her struggles to source medicinal cannabis for Tyler.

“These politicians, you get the feeling they just take advantage of you,” she said.

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