An Adelaide woman charged with drug offences over the supply of medicinal cannabis has labelled her prosecution "disgusting" and a "waste of money".
Jenny Hallam says people are dying every day because of a lack of access to the drug.
"Parents get targeted for trying to help their kids. People are still getting raided for treating their own cancers," she told reporters outside the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Friday.
"There are people dying every single day waiting for medicinal cannabis. Every single day more people die."
Hallam has been charged with possessing cannabis and with manufacturing a controlled drug.
She was due to answer the charges on Friday but was represented by new counsel who asked for a delay.
Her new lawyer has been given until October 18 to take instructions.
Access to medicinal cannabis has been legal in South Australia for some time but it can only be prescribed by doctors under certain circumstances.
Proponents say, for many people, getting hold of suitable products remains difficult.
Hallam's home at Hillier, in Adelaide's north, was raided by police in January but she was not charged until three months later.
Outside court, she maintained her actions had saved lives.
"The fact that that they're still continuing this is just disgusting. I think it's a waste of taxpayers' money," she said.
"I've had hundreds, if not thousands of messages from the general public that don't have anything to do with cannabis that just think this whole thing is ridiculous and a waste of money.
"It just shows to me how much people want it. But most people are too scared to stand up because they get targeted like me."
An online petition calling for Hallam to be granted an exemption from prosecution has attracted more than 2700 signatures.