The new Western Australian Legislative Council has been officially sworn in by Governor Kim Beazley and will be far more left-sided than in previous terms, including those from the legalise cannabis party.
Cannabis legalisation is slowly making an appearance around the globe, however in most countries around the world, it is still very much illegal. Here are the rules worldwide.
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.