Multimillionaire and known medical cannabis supporter Barry Lambert has revealed he may run for senate to push for cannabis.
“I would run for Senate on the basis that medicinal cannabis needs to be legal,” he told Fairfax’s The AFR this week.
“I wouldn’t be aligned to any party, I’d run as an independent. I’ve got a huge following in the accounting profession, I’d be surprised if I couldn’t win a Senate seat.”
Lambert – a philanthropist – made headlines when he donated $34 million to Sydney University for cannabis research last year.
Lambert’s granddaughter Katelyn has been illegally using hemp oil to treat a form of epilepsy.