Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party candidate for the seat of Cook, Don Fuggle is up against the Prime Minister of Australia.
Losing your driver licence for three months is a massive punishment, especially for country people. Incomparable to the cautions police give you for possession of up to fifteen grams of pot.
There are many related issues that need addressing in each state including convictions given to patients and personal users who self supply and random roadside drug testing regimes looking for presence rather than impairment.
Hopefully the result will sharpen the focus on the seriousness of cannabis law reform as an issue. The legal medicine you can get via your doctor is only for the ‘well to do’ and there is no valid reason at all why we cannot be growing our own at home instead of paying prohibitive prices.
The result of the HEMP Party’s low budget campaign underscores the strong support for Cannabis law reform. The Morrison Government must now understand that Australian Cannabis supporters have sent a clear message via the privacy of the polling booth.
Prohibition has been a total failure and we have to stop strategies like sniffer dogs, Roadside Drug Testing and laws that have dramatically altered drug use trends in favour of undetectable powders, pills and expensive addictive pharmaceuticals.
The new coalition of Cannawarriors had a successful trip to Canberra for the first day of Parliament, with four Senators addressing the rally, advocating for full legalisation of Cannabis.
In Australia, there are a couple of million voters who use Cannabis on a regular basis. The budget for health and law enforcement will be reduced with the repeal of prohibition. Green’s Leader, Senator Richard Di Natale wants to continue Cannabis prohibition. His party “do not support the legalisation of currently illegal drugs”.
Whoever decided the main weapon in the NSW war on ice is to be a trebling of roadside saliva testing may actually be encouraging its use. I’ve always been a big believer in forgiveness, as ‘they know not what they do’, but that’s hardly good enough in these never been seen before times when knowledge is at everyone’s fingertips.
Dear Malcolm, why do the police get the last say in Australia on drug policy? Are they the drug experts? Don’t they have a conflict of interest seeing as half their work and a lot of their funding is fighting the drug war?