Health Minister questioned on the Controlled Access Scheme.

Under questioning from the Greens in Budget Estimates, Health officials confirmed the government has knocked back more than half the applications made by medical specialists for the use of medicinal cannabis for their patients. Watch

Of 39 applications made by specialists on behalf of their patients, only 17 were accepted by the Health Department. 

Rosalie Woodruff, Greens Health spokesperson vowed to continue to press the Gutwein Government to catch up to the rest of Australia, and to treat both patients and medical professionals with the respect and compassion they deserve. 

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