United in Compassion (UIC) co-founder Lucy Haslam is calling for industry support to help fund a follow up to acclaimed medicinal cannabis documentary A Life of its Own.

Lucy Haslam

Haslam conceived the idea for the original film with her son Dan and award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist Helen Kapalos in 2014 – when the medicine was still illegal and Dan, who died from bowel cancer aged just 25, was struggling to access it.

Haslam said the film, which is still available on Netflix, was integral in beginning the conversation about medicinal cannabis in Australia.

She added: “We would like to make a sequel but need some help to raise the funds… so I am reaching out to ask you to help by making a donation. Or if that is not possible, please help us share the appeal on your social media and among your contacts.”

The aim is to raise A$250,000 and release the film in time for the next UIC Australian Medicinal Cannabis Symposium.

To make a donation, click here.

The original documentary can be viewed here (password: AMCA).

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