A professor of psychiatry has called for more debate on the use of medicinal cannabis in mental health after warning of a spike in anxiety cases triggered by Covid-19.

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David Castle, a professor at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, stressed the need for Australia to “advance the science” around both cannabis and psychedelic medicine.

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