Legalising medical marijuana
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Dear Advisory Committee on Prescription Medicines,
I am requesting for any documentation/correspondence in July 2014 in relation to legalising marijuana in NSW.
From: Elizabeth Santolin
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From: Zoe [mailto:[FOI #924 email]]
Sent: Friday, 13 February 2015 12:29 PM
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Legalising medical marijuana
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Dear Advisory Committee on Prescription Medicines, I am requesting for any
documentation/correspondence in July 2014 in relation to legalising
marijuana in NSW.
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