Look for the Leaf on the Senate Ballot Paper

The easy way to vote 1 HEMP.

  • Look for the leaf on the Senate Ballot Paper.
  • Write the number 1 in the box underneath.
  • Choose six boxes above the line.
  • Number them in the order that you like.


The HEMP Party has nominated senate candidates in all states and the NT for a formal protest vote to end prohibition.

“Aussies can safely vote for Cannabis law reform in the federal election,” says HEMP Party President and NSW Candidate Michael Balderstone.

“The ballot box is the one time when you can anonymously make a mark for the most useful plant on the planet that should never have been made illegal.”

There are several very important issues we would love to raise.

One of them is 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?

Look for the leaf on the Senate Ballot Paper.

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.


Look for the Leaf , VOTE 1 HEMP

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.

Federal Election 2019

The HEMP Party has nominated senate candidate in all states and the NT for a formal protest vote to end prohibition. Look for the Leaf on the Senate Ballot Paper.

Click on your state for more information.

New South Wales  Group B for Buds

Dr. Andrew Katelaris  and  Michael Balderstone

Queensland Group N for Natural

Dr. John Jiggens and  Frank Jordan

South Australia Group I for Indica

Angela Adams  and  Matt Iversen

Tasmania Group M for Medical Marijuana

Alfred Informal  and  Matt Owen

VictoriaGroup J for Joints

Frances Hood  and  Heather Marie Gladman

Western Australia Group J for Joints

Dr. Nick Lethbridge  and  Mark Rayner

Northern Territory Group F for Freedom

Andrew Kavasilas  and  Lance Lawrence

ABC Senate Preview

Separate pages with details for the Senate contest in each state.

Includes a ballot paper listing and a link to a page of party how-to-vote material for the state.


Policy Brief

Help End Marijuana Prohibition

  • to re-legalise and regulate Cannabis for personal, medical and industrial use.
  • to allow for health education, home growing, and regulated sales through registered outlets which will separate Cannabis from the criminality of the black-market and end consequent associated corruption.
  • to allow medical use, utilising Cannabis’ painkilling, relaxing, anti nausea and healing properties. to establish a commercial hemp industry producing fuel, fibre, paper, textiles, food, oil and other environmentally sound products.
  • to release all those imprisoned for Cannabis alone and the removal of all records of previous criminal Cannabis convictions.


Our operators at HEMP HQ patiently answer one of the most common questions. “What are your policies on…?

Look for the Leaf on the Senate Ballot Paper

Hi Australian voter and thank you for contacting the HEMP Party.

Many voters don’t know about HEMP. Some Aussie voters ask about our other policies or want to know about our opinion on issues other than Cannabis. Officially there are none, HEMP is a formal protest to end prohibition.

It’s all in the name that is HEMP
Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party

The Single Issue

Prohibition has failed, it has caused much more harm than good. Prohibition is continuing to cause confusion and places an increasingly significant number of Australians with acute and chronic medical conditions into an appalling situation. Those who enjoy Cannabis for personal reasons are in a sickening legal situation too.

Ending Prohibition

Cannabis as commodity will have far reaching consequences on legislation and the value of other commodities including crude oil, coal, cotton, beef & dairy, wood-pulp, soy bean, pharmaceuticals, alcohol, tobacco and etc..

  • 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.

Yours sincerely,
HEMP Party Australia.




Federal Election 2019

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