Posted: October 21st, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web, Medicated | Tags: Australia, Australian Law, Crime, health, Health News, Medicinal Cannabis, Medicinal Marijuana | Comments Off on CHRONIC! Australia to Legalise Cannabis
Australia’s Government has announced it will legalise the growing of cannabis for medicinal purposes.
Health Minister Sussan Ley says the Government wants to give people suffering from debilitating illnesses access to all of the most effective medical treatments, including medical cannabis.
The minister said she had been moved by stories of people who get relief from the currently restricted drug, sometimes legally imported but not always. However, Ms Ley said the legalisation was only about medicinal cannabis, not recreational use.
“This is not a debate about legalisation of cannabis. This is not about illicit drugs. This is not a product you smoke. This has nothing to do with that,” Ms Ley said. “Most commonly the product is an oil or a tincture that you put on your skin.”
A progressive government in Victoria looks to have that state as the nation’s first onboard, the state Government plans to embark on a cannabis cultivation trial, based on the recommendations of a report by the Victorian Law Reform Commission :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: September 11th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Cankler Science News | Tags: A21, Australia 21, Cannabis Blends, Cannibas, Crime, Decriminalise Cannabis, Ecstasy, Illicit Drugs, IQ, IQ Test, Pothead, Potheads, Teen Smokers | Comments Off on ANOTHER Report Saying “Decriminalise Cannabis”
Another national report into the use of illicit drugs has recommended decriminalising cannabis and ecstasy via a government controlled program aimed at helping to curb addiction.
The report offers an alternatives to our current prohibition stance on illicit drugs, in this latest report by a group of futurists, academics and prominent Australians from the social research group Australia 21, the authors emotively push the line, “The prohibition of illicit drugs is killing and criminalising our children and we are all letting it happen.”
The report seems to be pushing the point that “By defining the personal use and possession of certain psychoactive drugs as criminal acts, governments have also avoided any responsibility to regulate and control the quality of substances that are in widespread use. Some of these illicit drugs have demonstrable health benefits.
The group argues that illicit drugs should be controlled, taxed and scorned in much the same way governments deal with tobacco and alcohol.
The report also argues that decriminalising soft-drugs like cannabis would have some effect on household crime? Saying that a substantial proportion of Australia’s street and household crime is a direct consequence of the trade in these drugs…
NOW THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE! A pot head with the ability to get off the couch and burgle someone’s home? Lifting the phone to dial for a pizza is about the most movement I’ve EVER seen a pothead under the influence motion toward! :: Read the full article »»»»