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Published: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:32:59 -0800

Last Build Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:10:01 GMT


Australia: Court Protest For Lane Boys

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Northern Star, 06 Sep 2016 - SUPPORTERS of the Nimbin Lane Boys gathered outside Lismore courthouse to protest for "long overdue" cannabis law reform yesterday. Twenty nine men were arrested earlier this year as part of Strike Force Cuppa, an investigation into the ongoing supply of cannabis in Nimbin.

Australia: Sex Party Push To Legalise Marijuana

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Age, 31 Aug 2016 - Victorians would be free to smoke and grow marijuana if a push by the Sex Party to legalise the drug is successful. On Wednesday, Sex Party MP Fiona Patten will introduce a motion to the upper house calling on the government to immediately remove criminal sanctions for the possession, use and cultivation of marijuana for personal use by people 18 and older.

Australia: Medical Cannabis On The Horizon

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Age, 17 Aug 2016 - Victoria's medicinal cannabis is a step closer to being dispensed to children with severe epilepsy, Premier Daniel Andrews has declared after visiting the state's clandestine marijuana crop. Less than an hour after pictures were released of Mr Andrews inspecting the crop, the Premier announced the appointment of an independent medical committee to work out which patient cohort will be next to access medicinal cannabis. Victoria's medicinal cannabis is on track to be dispensed to the first group, children with severe epilepsy, next year, Mr Andrews says.

Australia: OPED: Australians Getting the Dope on 'Medical

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Canberra Times, 16 Aug 2016 - Australians are the world's heaviest users of marijuana, sharing that honour with the citizens of New Zealand and the United States. It's a kind of a pot-equivalent of the ANZUS treaty. We seem to have a lot of experience with marijuana, so it surprises me that Australia has lagged behind similar countries with socalled "medical marijuana".

Australia: Hope For Cannabis Trial

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Chronicle, 29 Jul 2016 - $6m Funding a Big Step for Miles Family WITHIN minutes of the State Government announcing a $6 million medicinal cannabis trial this week, Blue Mountain Heights mother Rhonda Miles registered her son for the program which could save his life.

Australia: PUB LTE: We Won't Win 'Drug War'

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Canberra Times, 23 Jul 2016 - In his article, "Why more drug consumption rooms are a must" (Comment, July 20, p14), Ross Fitzgerald highlights beautifully what is wrong with our current policy approach to illicit drugs. We are spending massive funds on a falsely labelled "war on drugs" which is really a war on drug users. We have handed the lucrative production and distribution of these psychoactive drugs over to the criminal class.

Australia: OPED: We Can't Hide From the Ice Problem: We

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Sydney Morning Herald, 04 Jul 2016 - Sydney needs to operate safe rooms for users, write Matt Noffs and Alex Wodak. It is an indictment of our failed approach to drugs that the injecting centre in Kings Cross is, after 15 years, the only one in the country.

Australia: Cashless Welfare Can Fight Drug Curse

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

West Australian, 02 Jul 2016 - As a society, I ask you: "Do you want a welfare system where money is spent on food for families or illegal drugs pushed by predators?" The crystal meth wave responsibly reported by this newspaper and so alarming to all thinking people is swamping our emergency responders.

Australia: PUB LTE: Change War On Drugs

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT

West Australian, 07 Jun 2016 - Drug prohibition costs the nation billions of dollars a year in crime prevention, not including the untold cost of overdose, family trauma and overcrowded prisons. To legalise all drugs, let government laboratories manufacture under strict quality control and distribute through pharmacies. This will reduce accidental overdose deaths due to impure quality.