AUSTRALIA'S "most progressive" medicinal marijuana legislation, which would give more sick Queenslanders access to the presently illegal drug, has been released for public comment.

If passed, the Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2016 would create a formal process for Queensland doctors to prescribe medicinal cannabis for their patients' treatment.

Are you in support of the legalisation of medicinal marijuana?

This poll ended on 01 March 2016.

Current Results

I am happy with the progress of the legalisation, it's a step in the right direction

50%

I think anyone who is sick should be able to access marijuana for medicinal purposes

35%

I agree with it but I believe there needs to be more scientific trials

7%

I am strongly against the legalisation of medicinal marijuana

7%

I am still on the fence about the legalisation of medicinal marijuana

0%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

The government last year announced medicinal cannabis trials at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital for children with drug-resistant epilepsy.

The Australian Medical Association of Queensland welcomed that trial, but warned against a "laissez-faire" approach to the drug and urged proper scientific trials.

The government's proposed legislation would go well beyond those localised trials, with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk saying it was a key step in enabling access to medicinal cannabis.

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