Marijuana to be prescribed as pain killer (The Age)
“Legalised cannabis will be prescribed to people suffering from chronic pain or wasting illnesses under a four-year trial to be run by the NSW Health Department.”
Also, in the Age, it’s not just good for those in pain, it’s good for Australia: “Pain management experts from Royal North Shore Hospital and Sydney University said health concerns about smoking the drug could be overcome by using a device that gave the user a concentrated aerosol spray.

The instrument also had the advantage of being an Australian innovation, Professor Mather said.”