The government in the state of Victoria, Australia has inquired into the use of cannabis and now has released a report of the findings. But what will this mean for the future of the state?
The State Government in Western Australia has recently allowed the Legalise Cannabis Party to investigate the medical cannabis market and industrial hemp opportunities in the state.
Dr Brian Walker from the Legalise Cannabis Western Australia (LCWA) committee has said to create a new committee to investigate the regulations of cannabis and hemp industries.
The city council of Maribyrnong in Melbourne is debating whether growing and manufacturing cannabis for medical purposes will generate revenue for the city.
MP Fiona Patten of Victoria’s Reason Party has recently talked about cannabis legalisation and reform laws by leading a live stream video on Facebook about the use of cannabis.
A new petition is now on the state parliament’s website for New South Wales, Australia, challenging that the NSW government legalise the personal use of cannabis.
An inquiry lasting two years in Victoria, which was to recommend legalising cannabis in the state has now been squashed by government, who want to now investigate to effects of legalising cannabis for personal use.
The latest budget from the Australian Federal Government contains $1.5 million for a trial looking in to personalised medicinal cannabis dosing in cancer patients.
Committee Chair Fiona Patten says thinks it is important to get local residents’ opinion on the use of cannabis, after looking at data on people living in regional Victoria. The inquiry will be held at the George Kerferd Hotel in Beechworth.
Tim Quilty, a Liberal Democrat MP for Northern Victoria, thinks the first Australian state to legalise recreational cannabis would create a tourism ‘goldmine’, with people travelling from other ends of the country.
This article from the Australian government site, explains the use of cannabis within the country, the trends of cannabis use, the drug’s effects, harms, treatment types, and the availability of medicinal cannabis medications.
Candidate Brian Walker of the Legalise Cannabis WA Party has secured a second seat in the Legislative Council, winning the sixth seat in the East Metropolitan Region of Western Australia.
As we have seen from cannabis being legalised in some countries, making a drug legal, does not necessarily mean more people will start using it. If the current policies are not working, what else can Australia do?
Low dose cannabidiol (CBD) is now being sold in some pharmacies across Australia and without needing a prescription. This article explains what CBD is and how to get your hands on it within Australia.
From early 2021 you could be allowed to buy low-dose cannabis oil (CBD oil) from pharmacies around Australia, without a prescription. However, there may be a wait for approved products.
According to Michael Balderstone of a pro-marijuana political party says hundreds of thousands of jobs could be created if Australia legalises cannabis. If the drug is legalised in Australia, it could generate tax revenues over $2 billion every year.
Investment strategist Mark Bernberg says Australia is throwing away billions of dollars of possible tax revenue from cannabis being legalised, and questions why it is not being tackled on the election campaign.
As more US states are legalising the recreational use of cannabis, questions are being raised whether Australia should follow suit. Debates are being had about the dangers of cannabis and how legalising the drug could prove beneficial.