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Tammy Franks, Greens MLC from South Australia invited David Heilpern the Drive Change campaign lead to speak at a Parliamentary Round Table.

David gave an overview of the medical cannabis landscape in Australia and explained the differences between driving under the influence, and drug-detection driving in an effort to get bi-partisan support for her bill.

These slides illustrate cover:
- An overview of the medicinal cannabis landscape in Australia
- Cannabis roadside testing in South Australia
- Differences between impairment and presence and the fines
- Why and how the current drug driving laws are discriminatory and ineffective
- How international counterparts are managing patients
- A change in the law that is fair, equal, and improves public health while protecting legal medical cannabis patients.

Tammy Franks, Greens MLC from South Australia invited David Heilpern the Drive Change campaign lead to speak at a Parliamentary Round Table.

David gave an overview of the medical cannabis landscape in Australia and explained the differences between driving under the influence, and drug-detection driving in an effort to get bi-partisan support for her bill.

These slides illustrate cover:
- An overview of the medicinal cannabis landscape in Australia
- Cannabis roadside testing in South Australia
- Differences between impairment and presence and the fines
- Why and how the current drug driving laws are discriminatory and ineffective
- How international counterparts are managing patients
- A change in the law that is fair, equal, and improves public health while protecting legal medical cannabis patients.

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Medicinal Cannabis & Driving In Australia - South Australian Round Table

  1. 1. Medicinal Cannabis & Driving Round Table SA Calling for equal rights for legal medical cannabis patients.
  2. 2. ● ● ● Medicinal Cannabis & Driving Round Table SA Adjunct Professor David Heilpern LLB LLM
  3. 3. Patient & Medicinal Cannabis Product Overview: Medicinal Cannabis & Driving Round Table SA
  4. 4. Cannabis Road Tests & Detection Medicinal Cannabis & Driving Round Table SA Fig 1.
  5. 5. Impairment v Presence Medicinal Cannabis & Driving Round Table SA Offence DUI Penalties Drug Driving Penalties 1st Offence Fine of ≥ $1100 and ≤ $1600. Or, imprisonment for ≤ 3 months and a licence disqualification ≥ 12 months. Expiation fee of $803 and disqualification of 3 months. Or, a fine of ≥ $900 and n≤ $1300 and mandatory licence disqualification for ≥ 6 months. 2nd Offence NA A fine of ≥ $1100 and ≤ $1600 and mandatory licence disqualification ≥ 12 months. 3rd Offence NA A fine of ≥ $1500 and ≤ $2200 and mandatory licence disqualification for ≥ 2 years. Subsequent Offences A fine of ≥ $1900 and ≤ $2900. Or, imprisonment for ≤ 6 months, and a mandatory licence disqualification for ≥ 3 years. A fine of ≥ $1500 and ≤ $2200 and mandatory licence disqualification for ≥ 3 years.
  6. 6. Discriminatory & Ineffective Laws ● ● ● ● ● Medicinal Cannabis & Driving Round Table SA
  7. 7. Medicinal Cannabis & Driving Round Table SA A Comparison of Prescribed Cannabis & Driving Laws World Wide Location Medical Defence? Australia* No Germany Yes - if not impaired Ireland Yes - if not impaired New Zealand Yes - if not impaired Norway Yes - if not impaired UK Yes - if not impaired
  8. 8. Medical Defence & Road Safety Medicinal Cannabis & Driving Round Table SA
  9. 9. The Proposed Solution Medicinal Cannabis & Driving Round Table SA ● ● ●
  10. 10. drivechangemc.org.au Medicinal Cannabis & Driving Round Table SA
  11. 11. References Medicinal Cannabis & Driving Round Table SA

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