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Medicinal Cannabis & Driving In Australia - South Australian Round Table

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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.

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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

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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