Damien O'Connor's bill has my vote. It will make a real difference for some very sick patients. Generally, the Government is overly-protective with food, alcohol, and drugs. It often punishes the majority for the behaviour of a minority, and sometimes its rules backfire altogether. For some, medicinal cannabis is desperately needed. Allowing it is a matter of personal freedom and compassion.
Currently, patients must jump through bureaucratic hoops, and even if they're accepted they face a lack of affordable approved products. Unsurprisingly, some choose the black market, dealing with criminals (by definition) and risking prosecution as criminals themselves. Sensible reform would streamline the process, and increase access to affordable standardized products.
In California, however, medicinal cannabis has led to de facto legalisation. Undoubtedly, law change here will spark that debate. How sick do you have to be, and when does cannabis have clinical merit? Eventually, it's impossible to avoid the wider question of whether cannabis prohibition has been effective, whatever your personal view.