United in Compassion, Medicinal Cannabis for Australian Patients

By United in Compassion

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In 2010 my son Dan Haslam was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer. Years of grueling chemotherapy led him to try medicinal cannabis in a desperate attempt to control his nausea and vomiting. To our astonishment it worked. It worked so well in fact that we decided to fight for Medicinal Cannabis for all sick Australians who could benefit from it.

We won that fight and managed to change the laws in Australia.

Dan lost his battle last year, and United in Compassion continues in his memory to provide education, support and influence around how Medicinal Cannabis becomes available for Australian patients.

In order to influence the emerging industry and keep costs down for patients, UIC wants to be involved in the industry. To do this we must secure a cultivation, manufacturing and research licence. This will be an expensive exercise requiring expertise and infrastructure.

$400,000 will help us with the initial start up costs of wages and expenses relating to the application process. Please help us to achieve one of Australia's first official licences to produce medicinal cannabis products. If successful we can then use our influence and Dan's important legacy to continue to have a positive effect on how the industry emerges.

If you help, you will be able to say that you did something great for sick people with all manner of conditions like cancer, paediatric intractable epilepsy, chronic pain, Multiple Sclerosis, PTDS, IBS, Parkinsons Disease and many more.

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