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Legalising cannabis will send ‘wrong signal’ to Australian public, peak medical body says

Australian Medical Association opposes Greens bill to legalise cannabis recreationally, citing health harms the drug poses

The peak medical body in Australia says it does not support the Greens bill to legalise cannabis because of the health harms the drug poses, despite other health experts supporting the public health benefits of a regulatory regime.

The Australian Medical Association has released its submission to the Senate inquiry into the legalising cannabis bill, introduced by the Greens senator David Shoebridge in August.

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