|Good Afternoon from the Bush,
Another beautiful sunny day in Nimbin, perfect for gardening 🙂
This week in the news, one of the top stories, Jeremy Buckingham MP pulling out a gorgeous looking flower in the middle of Parliament introducing a bill to legalise the drug.
The upper house member said he obtained the drugs with his medicinal cannabis prescription but told the house he would be jailed if he handed it to someone else.“What’s to be afraid of? Here it is Mr President, a bit of cannabis, medicinal cannabis,” Mr Buckingham said, pulling the cannabis from his suit jacket pocket.“I note, Mr. President, that if I gave this cannabis here to you, that you would suffer a penalty of $10,000 and 10 years’ jail. And so would I.”
Good on ya Jeremy all 100% true. I can imagine it must have been somewhat seeing some of those horrified MPs’ faces all over a plant.Also in the news is many MPs admitting personal use, that’s great to see, maybe they are seeing the benefits in the people around them. Its great to see so much coming from Jeremy, keep up the good work!
Six Plants and being permitted to gift to friends, sounds like a great plan, any farmer will know that 6 would only just cut it on personal use, theres alot of variables to consider, same as any other farm.
I’ve provided lots of content this week, business is booming and the corps are driving it all much to the dismay of many perhaps but its the way it is unfolding and evolving, even Paul Murray reckons it will be legal in a few years, good stuff.
Have a wonderful weekend whatever you may do and as always,
Thanks for Reading,#freetheweed #plurAUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALANDABC:Legalise Cannabis Party member waves cannabis in NSW parliament during bill introduction
The Guardian:NSW drug law overhaul would allow six marijuana plants for personal use
The Guardian:Victorian treasurer expresses support for decriminalising cannabis as senior leaders admit use
DailyMail UK:Carr calls for courage ahead of next drug summit
The Mercury:Paul Murray predicts cannabis will be legal ‘in the next few years’
City News:Over-the-counter cannabis on the horizon
Hemp Gazette:Stenocare Expanding Medical Cannabis Product Line In Australia
Westender:Releaf set to open patient-centric medicinal cannabis clinic in west end.Facebook: Rachel Payne MP:
It’s been an amazing 24 hours.
You may have noticed that the public conversation on the issue of cannabis consumption has really shifted in Victoria.
It’s not every day a cannabis leaf is on the front page of the Herald Sun!The Age:Victorian government open to discussing decriminalising cannabis use
Adults could legally possess small quantities for personal use and grow up to six plants under the Legalise Cannabis proposal, the first of three bills the party has planned for a staged approach towards full regulation of the market.
Cannabis could be given as a gift but not sold under the initial plan, and a carer would be permitted to grow crops on behalf of others. Driving while impaired, supplying to children and smoking the drug in public would remain crimes.
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Key Stories from LCA Newsletter November 2023:RDT drive hits Victorian potholes, but we’re pushing onKids being denied medicine based on ‘questionable science’IT’S TIME! Stage 1 bill reaches another simultaneous milestoneEmail from Michael Balderstone to Road SafetySubject: For the Drug Driving Review Team Hello Team.I’ve been using Cannabis as medicine for PTSD and Migraines for over fifty years and have a clean driving record. It makes sense I am a more dangerous driver without my daily medication, and my doctor agrees!
It should set off alarm bells that Australia is the only country on Earth taking away drivers licences for merely having the presence of THC in their saliva, which has little if any relevance to impaired driving.
And we also have plenty of statistics now from countries who have legalised Cannabis showing car accident deaths actually fell after the laws changed, possibly because of less alcohol use. I just want to emphasise one point. We all have an Endocannabinoid system in our bodies, discovered quite recently. Cannabis, unlike all the other drugs, is fat soluble and our bodies hang onto it for a month or two while throwing all the others out which are water soluble in a day or two. The joint I smoked this morning will have traces in my blood in two months time!This has caused a lot of confusion for statistics and studies. Blood tests for car accidents and hospital submissions always show a high percentage of cannabis in blood which has led people in the past to think it was the cause of the problem.
I once contacted the Victorian Govt because they were attributing ten percent of their hospital beds to being taken up by Cannabis affected patients!
It does show how many people are using Cannabis but not necessarily recently of course, in fact possibly weeks before, or even months.
Thankyou for your ongoing efforts to understand this critically important issue. Michael BalderstonePresident Nimbin HEMP Embassy & Legalise Cannabis AustraliaReply from Road SafetyThank you for your correspondence about cannabis and driving. The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is leading a wide-ranging review into drug driving in Queensland. A key element of the review is to gain a better understanding of the impact drug driving laws have on people who take cannabis (including medicinal cannabis) and the broader community. Responses from the consultation process will be analysed by the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC)/University of the Sunshine Coast Road Safety Research Collaboration. This feedback will be considered and recommendations will be made to the Government in 2024.WORLD NEWSNORML:Survey: More Than Ten Percent of Older Americans Have Consumed Cannabis Products in the Past Year
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New Scientist:The ancient origins of cannabis and our changing attitudes towards itCAMPAIGNS AND PETITIONSLEGALISECANNABIS.ORG.AUParliamentary petitions requesting Random Drug Testing (RDT) laws provide exemptions for THC prescribed by a doctor. – Legalise Cannabis PartyMicrodosing with Amanita Muscaria by: Baba Masha M.D.A$40.00ViewDIY Autoflowering Cannabis: by Jeff LowenfelsA$50.00ViewThe HEMP Embassy Headlines are a selection of recent articles from news and media services primarily concerning Cannabis issues, the consequences of prohibition and the challenges for law reform. If you have any suggestions or contributions you’d like to see here, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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