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We made history today.

03 February 2016

We made history today.

In an Australian first, Austin Health signed on to be part of a clinical trial of synthetic cannabidiol.

That means kids like Logan - who suffer from refractory epilepsy - will get a chance at some relief from daily seizures.

It means their parents won't have to watch them suffer.

It means a chance for a better life.

I'm proud of all of our efforts to put Victoria at the cutting-edge of medical research.

And I'm proud that this year, we're also legalising medicinal cannabis. Because parents shouldn't have to choose between breaking the law and watching their child suffer.

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