An Australian medical cannabis oil producer, who gives away her products to sick and terminally ill people for free, has been raided by law enforcement who confiscated her manufacturing equipment and products, according to an Advertiser report.
Jenny Hallam, 44, explained what occurred in a series of Twitter posts, urging the government to “stop stalling” saying that sick people will die because of the raid. The tweets were subsequently deleted.
Her lawyer, Heather Stokes, questioned whether what her client was doing was actually criminal in the first place despite cannabis being outlawed under South Australian law.
“This is a woman who is doing it because people need it,” Stokes said in the report. “There is scientific evidence out there to tell us it works. She doesn’t grow the cannabis she uses … she doesn’t sell it.”
Tammy Franks, a Green Party member in the South Australian Upper House, called the raid “outrageous” and said that Hallam’s patients “have been failed by the slowness of health reforms.”
“She’s not in this for a profit – she is in it to help people,” Franks said. “For pain and palliative care alone, we know this works and we should be allowing access urgently, not delaying it any further.”
A South Australian Police spokeswoman confirmed the raid, saying they “seized a quantity of chemicals and other substances” which will be forensically analyzed as part of the “continuing” investigation.
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