Canberra's politician struggle with an idea
Perhaps the anti-drug campaigns have been so successful that they have hidden from us the fact that this can be a very useful drug in some circumstances.
The time has come for us to look at the uses of this drug in a practical manner and for us to break the nexus between drug use and medical use.
Morphine is used every day for medical purposes and you know where it comes from.
I feel sorry for Ms Gallagher for in her position as Chief minister she had no option because she was dammed if she did and dammed if she didn't report "this so called illegal use of this drug" in the case of this young child, however it has highlighted the problem for those suffering in pain.
The A.C.T.should lead the way and legalise its use for medical purposes, forget the images of druggies and start thinking about how it could be used for good.