Michael Cleary is on a mission to see Australia’s hemp industry flourish so Australian patients can access medicinal cannabis at an affordable price.

This comes after a high-speed motorcycle crash nearly claimed Mr Cleary’s life in 2012.

With multiple jaw and facial, spinal, pelvic and leg fractures, to overcome, doctors didn’t think he would walk or talk again.

Mr Cleary said using medicinal cannabis to manage his pain helped him feel “empowered”.