Hemp Embassy Headlines Issue 550 March 10 2023

By Published On: March 10, 2023Categories: News

Greetings Advocates and friends alike,

In the News This week,

The NSW State Election draws closer, nominations closed 8th March and we have an Upper House Contingent of 18 people.At the ballot draw today we drew COLUMN ‘O’ – Vote 1 above the line in the COLUMN ‘O’.There are 23 Lower House Candidates for the election across the state.

Jeremy Buckingham is our lead candidate for the Upper House and there is a real chance that we could get him elected, just like we were able to get MPs elected in WA and in Victoria.Jeremy has been a cannabis law reform advocate for many years and has also been a passionate and effective Member of Parliament.He now brings his campaigning and political skills to our cause.
Joining Jeremy at the head of our ticket is well-known media personality James Mathison.
With a bit over 2 weeks till the election, are you registered to vote?
Please make a donation to our campaign fund if you can at legalisecannabis.org.au
Don’t waste your vote, in fact do something useful with it and Vote to Legalise Cannabis!
Victoria gets closer to driving law reform with parties from the other side of the floor agreeing to start the discussion.MDMA and Psilocybin are getting their own medicinal route in Australia and the MCIA, Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia, is pleased and excited to launch the Olivia Newton-John Service to Industry award.Rachel Payne MP and Fiona Patten podcast with Joy.org and talk about life as women in Politics for International Women’s Day.
In Canada, 2 Corporate companies are approved to manufacture and sell legal Cocaine after decimalisation of small amounts of hard drugs and are you pain meds hurting you?

Find all this and more out below…
Don’t forget to check upcoming events.
HHI Expo and NSW election, March 25th, 2023.
Nimbin MardiGrass and Aquarius Festival only a couple of months away!
Can you come? Can you help?
Legalise Cannabis NSW needs whatever help you can provide.Can you help us at the booths? or online by educating others? or can you donate to the cause?
Reach out to us for the Election!legalisecannabis.org.au & Legalise Cannabis NSW Facebook Group

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JOY.ORG.AUWomen in Leadership – Fiona Patten and Rachel Payne MP – Well, Well, WellRachel and Jacinta speak to two legends in Victorian politics in the lead up to International Women’s Day on 8 March – former MP and leader of the Reason Party… LEARN MORE
The Guardian: Vic’s major parties back overhaul of drug-driving laws for medicinal cannabis users
MCIA: launches Olivia Newton-John Service to industry award ro recognise excellence in the Medicinal Cannabis Industry
Greens: Plans to legalise in the next term in parliament
ABC: Australia is about to legalise MDMA and psilocybin for medicinal use. So how will it work?
The Guardian: ‘I’m not impaired’: Victoria’s parliament to debate drug driving in age of medicinal cannabis
Clarence Valley News: Mark Rayner Legalise Cannabis Party candidate
ABC: Country singer James Blundell in tune with hemp’s $10 million-a-year potential for farmers
SKYNEWS.COM.AUVictorian government moving to make medicinal cannabis legal whilst drivingThe Victorian government is moving to make medicinal cannabis legal for patients driving behind the wheel. A private members bill is being debated in Parliament’s upper house today which would treat Medicinal Cannabis like any other prescription medication, when it comes to driving. The legislation would amend the state’s Road Safety Act to not make it an offence for a driver to have THC in their system, provided they have a prescription.
Cannadelics: Stepping It Up: Canada Approved Two Companies to Sell Cocaine
Benzinga: MDMA News: Exclusive Supply Deal With Awakn Life Sciences & Canadian Company Expands Psychedelics Production
BusinessLive: Dutch take the high road to legalise cannabis growing
SkyNews: Rise in people using cannabis to treat health conditions – but doctors warn patients are putting themselves at risk
TheGrowthOp: Vancouver company inks MDMA and psilocybin distribution agreement in Australia
MJBizDaily: Marijuana company Atlas Global, Snoop Dogg sign international licensing deal
SkyNews: Rise in people using cannabis to treat health conditions – but doctors warn patients are putting themselves at risk
SkyNews: Argentina targets $500m in cannabis sales and 10,000 jobs as it eyes up export market
BusinessWire: National Survey Reveals More Than One-Third of U.S. Women Consume Cannabis, But Stigmas Linger
Marijuana Moment: U.S. Library Of Congress Compares Hemp Rules In Countries Around The World In New Report
Forbes: Hawaii Senate Approves Recreational Marijuana Legalization Bill
The Hemp Hour on NimFM.orgFridays at 12pm – nimfm.org
2023 NSW State ElectionSaturday 25 March 2023
HHI Expo BrisbaneSaturday 25-26th March 2023
Moorabool Mushroom FestivalBallan, Victoria, April 15-16, 2023
420 In The Park – South Brisbane QLDThursday 20th April 2023
6th International Conference on Cannabis and Medicinal Research – TBC, SydneyApril 25-26th 2023
Nimbin MardiGrassMay 5-7th 2023
Aquarius 50 Festival12-21st May 2023
Australian Medical Cannabis Symposium – Brisbane Convention CentreAugust 11-13th, 2023
Cannadelics: Are Pain Medications Preventing You from Healing?
HempGazette: Can Cannabis Help Treat Tinnitus?
HempGazette: Australia’s Incannex Kicks Off Phase 2 CBD Trial
VapingPost: New US Study Looks Into The Potential Risks of Vaping Cannabinoid AcetatesBUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
Fool: Investing in ASX cannabis shares
BusinessWire: Heritage Cannabis Receives Purchase Order to Ship First Live Resin Products to Australia
Times of India: Why India is losing trillion-dollar hemp economy
DAILYMOTION.COMThe push to legalise cannabis in Australia – video DailymotionThere is now a movement to legalise Cannabis in Australia for recreational use. A new proposal from the Greens could make the drug legal, and more accessible, allowing Australians to grow up to SIX plants in their backyard.
Fox8: La. House speaker blames health department for illegal hemp products
Cannadelics: DEA & FDA: The Confusion Over Legal Drugs VS Legal Products
SAPOL: Cannabis Arrest in Wanilla
MPNews: Over $2 million of cannabis plants seized by Mornington Police
Reuters: Weeding out gray market cannabis operators presents special challenges for states
PerthNow: Two men charged after Cannington detectives find two hydroponic cannabis set-ups on the same day
Marijuana Moment: Feds appeal cannabis & guns ruling
SpectrumLocalNews: New York’s medicinal cannabis tax targeted for repeal
The Beagle: Hemp Facts Editorial March 3rd 2023
10Play: Prince Harry Says Marijuana ‘Really’ Helped Him Deal With Trauma
Project CBD: Celtic Hemp: How cannabis came to Ireland

Legalise Cannabis NSW: Facebook Group
The Greens: have backed vaping – now it’s time for the major parties to get on board.
Parlimentary Budget Office: Costing for Senator Shoebridge on Legalise Cannabis
Cause: End discrimination against medicinal cannabis patients in Australian drug driving laws – Change.org

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