Raffy (Olivia Deeble) narrowly escaped death in a horror tunnel collapse last year, only to be diagnosed with epilepsy as a result of her injuries.
Ten medicinal clinics in Victoria were announced last year, the first of their kind in Oz, however, the product is expensive due to its exclusivity.
According to published reports, 'Australian patients spend $370-a-month for legal cannabis treatment.'
Says actor Orpheus Pledger of including real-life issues on the show: ‘The storyline is absolutely controversial. It is a hugely current discussion but the feedback I have had has been really positive.
‘There's so much research that goes into it, so something as controversial as medicinal marijuana, we don't do it with our eyes closed.
‘We put as much work into it as we can so people get a real up to date perception of it.'
For more, see this week's New Idea - out now!