Fiona Patten: Why the back-pedalling on medical marijuana?

Leader of the Australian Sex Party, Victorian upper house MP Fiona Patten. Photo: James Brickwood

I think I am the only member of parliament in Australia to acknowledge my recreational use of cannabis. In fact, I have enjoyed the many blessings that cannabis can bestow for a lot of my adult life and have not lost my mind or become a serial killer.

Indeed, I became a politician and some have even said I would not have been elected without it!

Jokes aside, I’m declaring my usage

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