Medicinal cannabis woman to fight charges

Medicinal cannabis woman to fight charges

A woman who has allegedly been supplying medicinal cannabis in Adelaide is to fight drug charges.

Jenny Hallam appeared in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Thursday charged with possessing cannabis and manufacturing a controlled drug.

Her case has been adjourned until July for prosecutors to provide the defence with declarations.

It's understood her lawyer will also seek a meeting with Director of Public Prosecutions Adam Kimber to argue that the prosecution isn't in the public interest.

A large number of Hallam's supporters were in court, and she thanked them for their good wishes.

Charges against her were laid after police raided her home, north of Adelaide, in January.

Since then changes to regulations at both the state and federal level are set to make medicinal cannabis, thought to help sufferers of chronic pain and other conditions, more readily available.

The first shipment of legal medicinal cannabis arrived from overseas recently and approved doctors will be able to prescribe it for patients.