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on April 21, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Greens announce plan to legalise cannabis to take it ‘out of the hands of criminals and dealers

The Greens want to legalise cannabis for Australians over the age of 18, in a bid to take the drug out of the hands of criminal dealers. The Greens want to legalise cannabis for Australians over the age of 18, in a bid to take the drug out of the hands of criminal dealers.  Key points: Richard Di Natale says cannabis needs to be sold in a “more tightly controlled” environment He says countries that have legalised cannabis have seen a drop in drug-related crime Under the plan there would be strict penalties for people caught selling to...

The Greens want to legalise cannabis for Australians over the age of 18, in a bid to take the drug out of the hands of criminal dealers. The Greens want to legalise cannabis for Australians over the age of...

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on April 17, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Australia’s greens party proposes full recreational cannabis legalization

Submitted by Marijuana News Some Australian law enforcement officials support the idea, but medical experts have concerns. The Australian Greens have proposed that the country should fully legalize the sale and use of recreational cannabis. “Governments around the world are realizing that prohibition of cannabis causes more harm than it prevents,” Greens party leader Richard di Natale said in a speech Monday, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. “It’s time Australia joined them and legalized cannabis for adult use.” Di Natale, a former doctor, said that he had personally “seen that the ‘tough on drugs’ approach causes enormous harm,” The Guardian reports. “It drives people away...

Submitted by Marijuana News Some Australian law enforcement officials support the idea, but medical experts have concerns. The Australian Greens have proposed that the country should fully legalize the sale and use of recreational cannabis. “Governments around the world are...

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on March 15, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

NSW dad risks jail by growing medical cannabis for his daughters

‘No parent should have to do this’: Loving father who illegally grew cannabis to treat his daughter’s debilitating Crohn’s disease after her weight plummeted to just 32 KILOGRAMS is now facing jail time Both of Stephen Taylor’s daughter suffer from the debilitating Crohn’s disease He desperately sought the held of doctors but was unable to find assistance  He turned to cultivating his own medical marijuana but police raided his home  He now faces a jail term and large fine for cultivating and possessing cannabis  By Adam Mccleery For Daily Mail Australia A loving father is so devoted to the...

‘No parent should have to do this’: Loving father who illegally grew cannabis to treat his daughter’s debilitating Crohn’s disease after her weight plummeted to just 32 KILOGRAMS is now facing jail time Both of Stephen Taylor’s daughter suffer...

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on March 11, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific

Tasmanians approved to use medicinal cannabis hope for reduced seizures, pain relief

Kaye Dick says seizures have left her son Joe with more broken bones than she can recall. But as one of three Tasmanians now prescribed medicinal cannabis, she is hopeful relief is in sight. Kaye Dick wishes she could forget the harm seizures have caused her son Joe, ending in breaking many of his bones. Mr Dick has suffered severe epilepsy since he was two, and Ms Dick said it seemed like the attacks and accompanying seizures had left few bones unbroken. Ms Dick is hoping her son will get some relief, as one of the first Tasmanians approved under...

Kaye Dick says seizures have left her son Joe with more broken bones than she can recall. But as one of three Tasmanians now prescribed medicinal cannabis, she is hopeful relief is in sight. Kaye Dick wishes she could...

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on March 11, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Brisbane father blames barriers to cannabis oil for daughter’s death

By Leonie Mellor A Brisbane man wants a public inquest into the death of his nine-year-old daughter, saying she died prematurely because she was repeatedly denied access to medicinal cannabis. Steve Peek’s daughter Suli had a complex neurological disorder and cerebral palsy. She could communicate only by blinking her eyes. Her condition resulted in life-threatening seizures, sometimes 200 times a day. She was on epilepsy medication, but Mr Peek said it was largely ineffective and had horrendous side-effects, while the seizures continued. “It’s terrible, heartbreaking,” he said. In May 2015, after Suli suffered bleeding stomach ulcers, Steve and his...

By Leonie Mellor A Brisbane man wants a public inquest into the death of his nine-year-old daughter, saying she died prematurely because she was repeatedly denied access to medicinal cannabis. Steve Peek’s daughter Suli had a complex neurological disorder...

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on February 14, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Cannabis campaigners say New Zealand is lagging behind the rest of the world

NINA HINDMARSH delves into the moral quandary of cannabis legalisation in New Zealand. Do we risk being on the wrong side of history not doing something to loosen the laws soon? Jeanette Saxby and her daughter Jonee Saxby-Koning were driving down an isolated stretch of highway in central South Island when they saw the red and blue lights of the police car flashing behind them. Jeanette glanced at the speedometer, which read 110kmh, and realised why she’d attracted the cop’s attention. But of greater concern at that moment was the 12 ounces of raw cannabis flower she had just collected for one of her...

NINA HINDMARSH delves into the moral quandary of cannabis legalisation in New Zealand. Do we risk being on the wrong side of history not doing something to loosen the laws soon? Jeanette Saxby and her daughter Jonee Saxby-Koning were driving...

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on February 12, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Not just a drug, it’s a cure: Medicinal cannabis advocate in Perth to speak about promising autism study

“The acceptance of medicinal cannabis was absolutely driven by social attitude, and now medicine is catching up.” An international advocate for medicinal cannabis use says Australia needs to work harder at changing social attitudes toward its use. Ana Maria Gazmuri was a Chilean soap opera actress in the 1980s and is now president of the Daya Foundation, a not-for-profit that promotes alternative therapies and medicinal cannabis. Medicinal cannabis is coming to WA. Photo: Rohan Thomson Chile legalised the use of medical marijuana in 2015 and Gazmuri was a prominent advocate for that change. She’s now touring Australia to speak at events supporting medicinal...

“The acceptance of medicinal cannabis was absolutely driven by social attitude, and now medicine is catching up.” An international advocate for medicinal cannabis use says Australia needs to work harder at changing social attitudes toward its use. Ana Maria...

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on February 5, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

Ausultralia : Victoria’s medical cannabis trial to treat children with severe epilepsy ‘success

Up to 90 children with severe epilepsy will have early access to medicinal cannabis in Victoria, as the state sets its sights on becoming the country’s leading exporter. Victoria became the first state to legalise medicinal cannabis in 2016, and it has successfully trialled imported products on 29 children with severe epilepsy. Now the state government will fund up to 60 more treatments over the next two years, with more to come once local products become available. “These are children for whom, very sadly, the long-term prognosis is not always a positive one and simply cannot afford to wait until...

Up to 90 children with severe epilepsy will have early access to medicinal cannabis in Victoria, as the state sets its sights on becoming the country’s leading exporter. Victoria became the first state to legalise medicinal cannabis in 2016,...

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on January 31, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific

Facing Prison for Providing Free Cannabis Medicine: An Interview with Jenny Hallam

The benefits of medicinal cannabis have been rediscovered over recent years. Clinical trials and research papers have documented evidence that shows cannabis medicines can treat conditions, such as  chronic pain, seizures in children with Dravet syndrome and multiple sclerosis. In the US, medical marijuana is legal  in 29 states. While the Australian federal government passed legislation in February 2016, to allow for the legal cultivation and manufacture of cannabis for medicinal purposes. However, close to two years later, there’s still no domestic products available in this country. So, it seems slightly amiss that a South Australian woman, who was supplying patients with medicinal cannabis oil for...

The benefits of medicinal cannabis have been rediscovered over recent years. Clinical trials and research papers have documented evidence that shows cannabis medicines can treat conditions, such as  chronic pain, seizures in children with Dravet syndrome and multiple sclerosis. In the US, medical...

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on January 24, 2018 in Cannabis News Asia - Pacific Featured

New Zealand Moves Toward Roadside Drug Tests For Meth And Weed

Is the New Zealand police force really comparing weed to crystal meth? By Bill Weinberg A big push is on in New Zealand for a bill that would give police the power to conduct roadside saliva tests for methamphetamine, ecstasy (MDMA) and cannabis. The public face of the campaign to pass the legislation for roadside drug tests is Malcolm Barnett, who in 2005 lost his 18-year-old stepdaughter to a road crash with a driver who was wasted on meth, or “P,” as they call it in New Zealand. The Background A meth-fueled motorist drove 300 meters down the wrong side...

Is the New Zealand police force really comparing weed to crystal meth? By Bill Weinberg A big push is on in New Zealand for a bill that would give police the power to conduct roadside saliva tests for methamphetamine, ecstasy...

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