Regarding the article in ABC news "Sydney stabbing accused Mert Ney facing charges relating to drugs, child abuse material"

This is a recent article from the Byron Echo reflecting the frustrations of Australian citizens;

The good oil
Colin Thornton, Federal

Now that medicinal cannabis is finally legal you would think that it would be freely available. But doctors who have tried to access it on behalf of needy patients have found themselves forced through so many legal hoops and obstacles that it becomes almost impossible. And then, if it is actually obtained, the (imported) product is prohibitively expensive.

Very little research has been done since medical cannabis has become legal (for some) in Australia, and many patients are getting frustrated with the lack of effort on the government part.
The pharmaceutical industry is quite complacent with any research which it's not surprising as it competes with their products.

The ACT legislature have voted in favor of legalising cannabis for personal use. Unfortunately the Federal Government might be about to spoil the party.
By Hugo Gray

Australia's cannabis legalisation movement might be about to suffer a serious blow, after the Federal Government announced that it is considering overriding the ACT government's recent decision to legalise the drug for personal use from January 31, 2020.

Not really news that strains of cannabis now have high THC content, it's what most recreational cannabis users desire, potent cannabis. Some cannabis strains boast THC content 25 percent and maybe even higher? government officials, doctors and anyone who's anti cannabis for whatever reason state this in articles all the time

Lets talk scientific about the dangers of cannabis or marijuana, whatever you choose to call it.
The Following table Harm Caused By Drugs was formulated by Prof David Nutt.