Hemp Embassy Headlines Issue 602 Mar 15 2024

Hemp Embassy Headlines Issue 602 Mar 15 2024

Welcome to another week of Hemp  and Cannabis News.

There’s a large segment for Legalise Cannabis QLD in this weeks headlines.

As we fast approach October for the Queensland Elections and also in the interim the many bi-elections taking place.

LCA and LCQ have both been busy updating their websites and newsletters, so if you want to know more make sure you check them out and the segments below.

Drug Driving Laws remain a hot topic, even seeing Doctors and Medical Professionals coming out of the woodwork to express their dissatisfaction with the ongoing Drug Driving Laws.
It affects us all, Legal or not, and I’m willing to bet there’s a few big name professionals who also take the chance, everyday.

Check out Alternaleaf, repping themselves on footie team clothing, thats going to be an catcher for sure! Cant wait to see how the the Consumer Watchdog handles it.

Haven’t heard or seen much on ACannabis this week, hopefully we see some press releases and so forth in the next week or so.

Thanks for Reading,
#freetheweed #plur


Natural Halo:
Australian medical cannabis prioritises growing patient access

The Guardian:
Surge in Australian drug use revealed in wastewater as methamphetamine dominates

Daily Mail UK:
NRL team makes history by bringing a marijuana company on as a sponsor – and it could be the solution to the code’s biggest problem

Personal importation by patients is not permitted
Supplying vaping devices

WA Today:
WA’s COVID era-style police borders have stopped just 5 grams of cannabis

Lucy Haslam named first recipient of Olivia Newton-John Service to Industry Award

Britts List:
10 Brands for Ethically Made Hemp Clothing in Australia

Hempcrete poses a sustainable alternative to concrete but can it scale up to meet the demand?
As the state’s industrial hemp taskforce gets underway, a former footballer has invested in a new hemp processing facility on the Mid North Coast to grow the local industry.

West Aussies soon to be offered cannabis growing courses
Western Australians could soon access government-subsidised courses in growing and cultivating cannabis, in a bid to capture part of the lucrative medicinal sector.

Amend the Road Transport Act 2013 to allow for medical cannabis exemptions

Petition To the President and Members of the Legislative Council, the petitioners of New South Wales state that the Road Transport Act 2013 is severely impacting tens of thousands of NSW medical cannabis patients who take legally prescribed medications, are unimpaired and can drive safely. The petitioners request that the House amend the Road Transport Act 2013 to make it no longer an offence for an unimpaired driver to have detectable THC in their blood or oral fluid, provided they have taken their medication as prescribed.

Petition Response Government response from the Honourable John Graham MLC, Special Minister of State, Minister for Roads, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Music and the Night-time Economy, and Minister for Jobs and Tourism, to an ePetition presented by Mr Buckingham on 7 February 2024 entitled “Amend the Road Transport Act 2013 to allow for medical cannabis exemptions”


Hemp Edification on Facebook

Trundling out all the same old tropes against cannabis will not keep working, as the science is showing cannabis is NOT the problem on the roads that these prohibitionists keep insisting it is. Road fatality rates have not changed over the decade plus of roadside drug testing as presence does NOT equal impairment, as we all already know.

Read More on Facebook…

Former NSW Magistrate David Heilpern Condemns Absolute Liability Drug Driving Ruling
“I am critical of the judgement because it is out of touch with the seriousness where people lose their licence,” said former NSW Magistrate David Heilpern on no excuse drug driving.

John breaks the law every day but says medicinal cannabis laws mean he doesn’t have a choice
A West Australian man says he breaks the law out of necessity every time he gets behind the wheel after taking medicinal cannabis for pain relief.

Brisbane City Lord Mayoral Race

Our candidate took a spill from his wheelchair and spent a few days in hospital with a broken leg! Clive will need the help of volunteers more than ever as he recuperates after his hospital stay. He is still ‘standing’ as the endorsed LCQ Party Candidate for Lord Mayor of Brisbane City, if you are interested in helping out within the Brisbane City area, please do not hesitate to contact the Party via Email or Social media (Facebook) or send Clive an email: clivebrz@gmail.com

Ipswich West By-election

Melody has hit the ground running in the Ipswich West electorate with a flying visit out to Rosewood for a community meeting, contact with local radio stations and being hounded by both the Liberal and Labor parties with the age old question, “Where do your preferences go?” The LCQ does NOT direct preferences, the voter does! Those in the electorate choose whom they vote for, putting Legalise Cannabis Queensland at number one and filling out the other three as they see fit. See our How-to-vote page on the website!

Inala By-election

If you can help out at any of the following Pre-polls or Polling booths, please contact the Party or our endorsed candidate, Nigel, via email: nigeldq@gmail.com
Pre-Polls Ann Street, Brisbane and 99 Kelliher Road, Richlands (dates and times as above).
Polling Booths 64 Adelaide Street, Brisbane; 260 Waterford Road, Carole Park; Cnr Rosemary Street & Glenala Road, Durack; 8 Kauri Place, Forest Lake; High Street, Forest Lake East; Cnr Grand Avenue & Centennial Way, Forest Lake South; 69 Inala Avenue, Inala; 99 Poinsettia Street, Inala and, 59 Lorikeet Street, Inala.


The Facebook Group is getting busier, with the candidates getting out and about already with corflutes, flyers and business cards being left in nominated places. With three endorsed candidates, there’s plenty to do! The FB Group is specifically for the valuable and tireless Volunteers.
You’ll meet like-minded people from all walks of life! You’ll be given the chance to re-educate the voting public on the value to our nation of cannabis and hemp legalisation for all. We can also promote the Party’s ‘Legal Regulation in Three Stages’.
We also note the Party is always on the lookout for volunteers with good computer and administrative skills to help behind-the-scenes and with social media. If you’ve got any relevant skills, we would be very glad to hear from you!


BSB: 034-610 | A/c number: 401085 | A/c name: LCQ (Party)
Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/LCQParty

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2GB on Soundcloud:
Jeremy Buckingham with Ben Fordham

Media Release: Campaign for sensible access to psychedelic therapies

NSW Mental Health Minister Rose Jackson acknowledges calls for NSW to expand psilocybin, MDMA treatments


Times of Israel:
Amid high demand, medical cannabis experts hail ‘game-changing’ relaxation of rules

Massachusetts: Governor Issues Pardons For Those With Misdemeanor Marijuana Convictions

Delta-8, an unregulated form of THC, is popular among high school students

Thai PBS World:
Dead Russian found in cannabis garden

US News:
Russia Extends Pre-Trial Detention of German Arrested for Cannabis Gummies

Business of Cannabis:
Curaleaf International Expands into Czech Republic with Astrasana Pharma Partnership

NORML Activist To Meet With VP Kamala Harris To Discuss Federal Marijuana Reform
Portions of the meeting are scheduled to be livestreamed by the White House.


Her Highness (Ladies ONLY) 7th Birthday Celebration!
Friday 8 March, 4.30-11pm, Backdock Arts, Fortitude Valley
$15 entry

Knotfest Australia – Pantera, Disturbed & Lamb of God
Visit the LCQ Party stall! Sunday 24 March, 11.00am-10pm
Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills

Legalise Cannabis Qld 4/20-2024 Community/Family Friendly Event (Gold Coast)
We are on the lookout for musical artists to perform in an Open Mic.
Competition for best 4/20 Protest Song!
If you are interested, contact the Party via Email or Social media (Facebook)

Australian Industrial Hemp Conference
Hunter Valley, NSW
16 – 18 April 2024

Nimbin MardiGrass 2024
Where else but Nimbin!
3rd, 4th and 5th May

Body Mind Psychic Expo
Jubilee Pavilion, Adelaide
25 – 26 May 2024

HHI Expo
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Sun, 13 Oct, 1:23 am AEST

The Hemp Hour on NimFM.org
Fridays at 12pmnimfm.org
Do you know of an event that we’ve missed?
Let us know here: media@hempembassy.net


Hemp Gazette:
CBD Shows Promise For Alleviating MRS

Cannabis’s impact on psychological health is less negative than previously thought, study suggests

Study: Most Migraine Sufferers Have Reduced Or Eliminated Their Use Of Prescription Drugs With Cannabis

Association of semaglutide with reduced incidence and relapse of cannabis use disorder in real-world populations: a retrospective cohort study

Preserve your Teeth:
Ecstasy and Bruxism: What You Should Know

Merced SunStar:
Delta-8 vs. Delta-9: Key Differences, Uses, Effects & Legality

Clinical Application of Cannabis Vaporization:
Examining Safety and Best Practices

Introduction: Cannabis vaporization is useful for individuals requiring fast-acting method of cannabis administration and for individuals using smoked cannabis as a harm reduction tool. There is a need for guidance on how to assess if a patient is a vaporization candidate and how to safely initiate and monitor cannabis vaporization.

Methods: An overview of safe cannabis vaporization, including practical guidance and tactics to promote the lowest-risk use, is provided. This review was developed through a combination of expert clinical opinion and reviewing the available literature.

Results: Dried cannabis vaporizers and metered-dose inhalers are recommended to be used over other vaporization devices. Assessing the benefit versus risks of vaporized cannabis and providing guidance for choosing a vaporization device, choosing a cannabis chemovar, and employing a mindful vaping technique are important steps in the safe utilization of vaporized cannabis. Dosing optimization and monitoring to limit adverse events and improve symptom control are essential.

Discussion: The utilization of cannabis vaporization presents an important opportunity for clinicians and other health professionals to help facilitate safer cannabis administration and reduce the prevalence of smoked cannabis.

View the full Article here…


Mirage News:
Tech Advances Control Medical Cannabis Production

Business of Cannabis:
Northern Leaf Announces Merger With Voyager Life, & Stenocare Stocks Spike on Australian Expansion

Cannabis Law Report:
Australia To Propose Nothing of Much Interest At High-Level Segment of the 67th session for the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

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The 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 media@hempembassy.net

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