Olivia Newton-John has slammed the SA Government on radio station fiveaa for its arrest of medical cannabis activist Jenny Hallam.
Newton-John is a known medical cannabis patient, having been diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time earlier this year.
“I think that’s criminal,” said Newton-John, when asked about her opinions on the Jenny Hallam case by Alan Hickey. “It should be decriminalised for a start because she’s being compassionate – it’s all about being compassionate and kind.”
“I was horrified to read that they’ve taken away the rights of palliative care patients to get access to cannabis. They’re dying and there was some silly comment made that they were going to be bringing suitcases in… they can’t even move, poor people.
“We need to change the thinking. People need to educate themselves on the good values of medicinal cannabis.
“It’s been very helpful for me with pain.
“It’s a maligned plant that has a silly reputation from many years ago, but it’s a very healing plant…
“It’s helping many illnesses, not only cancer – children with epilepsy, MS, Parkinson’s, all kinds of things.”
Listen to some of the audio below.