Federal Government’s action on medical cannabis painfully slow

Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent is deeply disappointed by the guidelines released today from the Federal Government, stating a lack of evidence on the effectiveness of medical cannabis as a treatment. In its guidance for patients, the Therapeutic Goods Administration...

Tough new drug driving laws don’t allow for people taking medicinal cannabis to drive

Kelly Vincent, Dignity Party MLC  ABC RADIO ADELAIDE Deb Tribe: Talking about why the Opposition has made a deal with the Government to introduce rehabilitation for recidivist drink and drug drivers in exchange for giving up the issue of being...

Medicinal cannabis advocates argue against new laws which stop users from driving

Lauren Novak | Adelaide Advertiser USERS of medicinal cannabis will not be allowed to drive with the drug in their system under new laws which have passed State Parliament. MPs have been debating laws proposed by the State Government to...

Compulsory rehab for repeat drink and drug-drivers wanting their licences back

By Leah MacLennan | ABC News People caught drink or drug driving more than once will be forced to do a rehabilitation course if they want to get their licence back, under new laws passed by South Australia's Parliament. Previously, repeat...

Cannabis decision is just dopey: Advocates

USERS of medicinal cannabis will not be allowed to drive with the drug in their system under new laws which have passed State Parliament. MPs have been debating laws proposed by the State Government to strengthen drug driving penalties but...

Amendments to drug driving laws fail to pass Parliament

People taking medicinal cannabis won’t be able to legally drive a car after amendments to drug driving laws failed to pass Parliament. Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent moved the amendment and initially had the support of the Opposition, but it...

Statutes Amendment (Drink and Drug Driving) Bill

The Hon. K.L. VINCENT: I find it hard to put on the record the extent of my disappointment today. When this house left the debate on this bill, my understanding was that we were going to enter into a deadlock regarding...

South Australia’s ‘Medicinal Cannabis Defence’ Hits a Roadblock

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers |By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Independent public policy think tank Australia 21 released its latest report on drugs back in March. The document outlines thirteen key recommendations designed to minimise the harms associated with illicit substance use. Significantly, eleven of the...

Drug-driving laws on hold

By Lauren Novak, The Advertiser HARSHER penalties for drug drivers are being delayed as the major parties argue over whether people should be allowed to drive while using medicinal cannabis. State Government legislation, which would impose longer licence disqualifications and...

Cannabis debate holds up new laws

HillsValley Weekly, pg 10 HARSHER penalties for drug drivers are being delayed as the major parties argue over whether people should be allowed to drive while using medicinal cannabis. State Government legislation which would impose longer licence disqualifications and higher...