Help End Marijuana Prohibition
VOTE 1 HEMP – The protest vote to re-legalise home-grown Cannabis. Look for HEMP on the Senate ballot paper at the federal election on Saturday the 18th of May 2019.
The HEMP Party appreciates your donation for candidate nomination fees and campaign funding.
HEMP Can Do Cannabis Better
Cannabis prohibition has failed, it has caused much more harm than good. Cannabis prohibition is continuing to cause confusion and places an increasingly significant number of Australians with acute and chronic medical conditions in an appalling situation.
Better Cannabis legislation will improve our health, nutrition, policing and the annual budget. Cannabis can provide a better solution for medicine, food security, the environment and social harmony.
The HEMP Party has a plan to integrate the whole plant into our everyday lives. (read more)
Candidates will be official when their nominations are accepted by the Australian Electoral Commission.
The HEMP Party has nominated senate candidate in all states for a formal protest vote to end prohibition.
Cannabis is the virtual candidate that needs a representative or spokesperson to campaign on its behalf.
Any HEMP vote within your selection of six above the line on the senate ballot paper is your clear message to end prohibition.
HEMP Senate Candidates 2019- unconfirmed
Ballot Paper Columns will be allocated on Wednesday 24th of April.
NSW Group ?
- Dr. Andrew Katelaris
- Michael Balderstone
QLD Group ?
- Dr. John Jiggens
- Frank Jordan
SA Group ?
- Angela Adams
- Matt Iversen
TAS Group ?
- Alfred Informal
- Matt Owen
VIC Group ?
- Frances Hood
- Heather Marie Gladman
WA Group ?
- Dr. Nick Lethbridge
- Mark Rayner
ACT not contested in 2019
NT Group ?
- Andrew Kavasilas
- Lance Lawrence
No Impairment No Fine
There are several very important issues we would love to raise. RDT. Roadside Drug Testing, is a nightmare for Cannabis users and the police know it, they are targeting places like Nimbin.
How can we possibly introduce a meaningful medical Cannabis program in Australia while no one can drive for days after using the herb? In fact THC stays in your system for weeks if not months, unlike all other drugs.
Testing for merely the presence of Cannabis is ridiculously unfair, it should be about driver impairment. Imagine if you weren’t allowed to drive if you use pharmaceutical pills?
Drug trends. Along with sniffer dogs RDT has dramatically altered drug trends in the country. Pot is out and pills are in thanks to our drug policies. Cannabis has never killed anyone in ten thousand years of use and needs to be separated and treated completely differently to the other illegal drugs.
Grow your own.
We need to be allowed to grow our own medicine, at least six plants each for adults over 18, and in our own backyard. Cannabis law changes are spreading overseas like wildfire yet here we keep building new jails and our arrest rates continue the same.
In NZ for example police of their own volition stopped busting cannabis users and arrests there have dropped fifty percent in the last year.
The 420 celebrations begin soon after midday in Nimbin on Saturday, April 20. Millions of Cannabis lovers around the globe will be doing the same.
Nimbin’s annual MardiGrass, the Cannabis law reform gathering and protest on the first weekend in May will see most of the HEMP senate candidates gather in the village two weeks before election day. www.NimbinMardiGrass.com
HEMP Party: Positive saliva testing drivers with a trace of Cannabis that was consumed over 12 or more hours ago does not equate to impairment.
Possession of illegal saliva is enough to lose your driver licence and be branded as a drug user in the eyes of the law. Sobriety testing for impairment or risk as a driver would be more equitable.
HEMP is a single issue protest vote on the Senate ballot paper at the next federal election.
The HEMP Party will need your support during the campaign. Cannabis is the actual candidate. The nominees are representing the plant’s use and your best interests as a Cannabis consumer.
There are a couple of million voters who self medicate or who enjoy Cannabis on a regular basis. The privacy of the polling booth is the safest place to protest about prohibition and one moment when you need not be paranoid about making a mark for law reform.
A vote for HEMP is a vote for the whole plant, for home growing, for self medication and for Dave the Stoner.
Protest Voting in the Senate
On the white Senate ballot paper, you need to either:
— number at least six boxes above the line for the parties or groups of your choice, or
— number at least 12 boxes below the line for individual candidates of your choice.
Claim your support
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Authorised by: A. Kavasilas, Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party, 51 Cullen Street NIMBIN NSW 2480.