Federal Senate Candidates 2019
J for Joint on the senate ballot paper for Victoria.
- Frances Hood
- Heather Marie Gladman
An experienced campaigner for law reform, Frances understands the issues from a woman’s and a mother’s perspective. Frances knows how prohibition hurts good people who cause no harm.
Some victims of prohibition lose their kids, or their job and are branded as ‘drug’ users and criminals. It is HEMP Party policy to end prohibition then release all those imprisoned for Cannabis alone and remove all previous records of Cannabis convictions.
There are a couple of million voters in Australia who enjoy Cannabis and want to end prohibition. Voters who want to legalise Cannabis, the whole plant for every use.
Roadside Drug Testing, is a nightmare for Cannabis users and the police know it, they target known areas for an easy bust.
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.
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.
Medicinal Cannabis campaigner Heather Marie Gladman
A Gippsland grandmother, retired nurse and long-time campaigner for medicinal Cannabis says she will plead guilty to drug charges because she wants to take a stand on the issue.
Heather Marie Gladman, 58, was charged with growing and possessing the drug of dependence Cannabis, after police raided her Stradbroke home in February 2016.
Police told the Sale Magistrates Court they seized 46 cannabis plants from Ms Gladman’s home, some of which were more than a metre-and-a-half tall.
She told police she supplied cannabis to sick children, including a nine-year-old boy with an inoperable brain tumour.
“I’ve never sold cannabis; I just want to help people,” she told the court.
Ms Gladman had previously told the ABC she had also supplied the drug to a man with type 2 diabetes, a woman with lung cancer and “lots of people suffering anxiety and insomnia”.
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Welcome to the Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party Victoria.
HEMP Victoria is not yet registered at state level.
Dear Victorian HEMP Party Member, we will soon be applying for Registration as a Victorian State Party.
HEMP will be submitting our list of members (names and residential address’s only) to the Victorian Electoral Commission. To be successful we will need 500 members to reply in the affirmative to a snail mail inquiry from the Commission.
So when you receive that form please return it promptly to the Commissioner. If you have changed your residential address since you joined the party please forward me your new address to ensure that the inquiry finds you.
Although we now have 725 Victorian members listed we would have a greater chance of getting 500 ‘Yes’s’ if we could submit a longer list. Could you please ask a friend to join to increase our numbers. If we could submit a list of 900 or more I’m certain we would be successful. I’m confident that, if registered before the next State election,
HEMP could elect at least one member to the Victorian Upper house to sit alongside Fiona Patten and promote drug law reform in Victoria.
The HEMP Party is an ethical and non-discriminatory political entity, encouraging all Australians of all shapes, sizes, ideologies, spiritualities, and cultural backgrounds to join with us in lobbying for the re-legalisation of Cannabis in Australia.
The HEMP Party is a single issue ‘movement’ devoted to re-legalising Cannabis.
There are no fees payable on joining the HEMP Party.
No member of another political party registered in Australia will be considered for membership of the HEMP Party.
The HEMP Party has three layers: the Federal Executive > State Branches > Branches
Branch Manual: https://hemp.org.au/about/branches