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Old 04-29-2012, 12:24 AM
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Remember the MJ activism in Oz in the 90's.
The Medical Mj cause gives us the perfect excuse to all get active again.
Reform under Guillard ?, no chance.
Abbott- he could get run over by a bus, anything could happen (except him reforming MJ laws).

Christine Milne with her "new focus" on farmers, should be getting on OUR bandwagon.
Subsidise farmers by allowing them to grow hemp for industry, cannabis for medicine.
Cannabis cultivation has always been a boon for farmers in all parts of Australia, from the tobacco farmers on the Atherton tablelands to pasturalists from one end of the country to the other.
It's time the national value of this industry be acknowledged.

Our best chance is Bob Carr.I think he will be the most likely (potential future) leader, sympathetic to our cause.
(The best of a rotten bunch).
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:59 AM
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Talking Greens call for medical cannabis

Greens call for medical cannabis

The NSW Greens have called for the legalisation of medical cannabis, while NSW Police have raided the only producer of a cannabis-derived health product in Australia.

Greens MLC David Shoebridge made the call at a recent rally in Martin Place.

“If a doctor believes that the prescription of cannabis is the best, sometimes even the only, way of dealing with your chronic pain, why do we prohibit that and make it unlawful here in NSW?”

Greens MLC John Kaye told the Star Observer he would move a motion during Parliament’s spring sitting which would outline a plan for a one-year medical marijuana trial under which GPs and treating specialists would be able to prescribe medical cannabis to people with relevant conditions, including HIV, with the approval of the Health Department.

Medical cannabis has been shown to help reduce nausea, pain, appetite loss and wasting associated with HIV.

The trial would be monitored by a panel of health experts who would report at its conclusion.

“We are convinced that there is enough evidence now that says there are people who would massively benefit from the availability of medicinal cannabis,” Kaye said.

“The only thing that really stands between them and the relief from symptoms of suffering, and in some cases improved health, is the irrational connections that politicians make between medicinal cannabis and the recreational use of marijuana.”

In related news, Mullaways Medical Cannabis Pty Ltd was raided in March as part of the NSW Police’s 2011/2012 Cannabis Eradication Program despite its operating with the knowledge of state and federal departments for more than three years.

Police seized and destroyed cannabis plants that were to be made into a tincture of cannabis which Mullaways was supplying free of charge to more than 300 people with conditions including cancer, multiple sclerosis and HIV.

All recipients had doctors’ letters advising them to take the tincture.

Mullaways has since resumed manufacturing the tincture.

“I haven’t stopped,” Mullaways director Tony Bower told the Star Observer. “These people are sick and I’m here to get those people the medicine they need.”

Synthetic pharmaceuticals that contain the same active ingredients as cannabis can be legally imported by people with a recommendation from their doctor through the Commonwealth’s Special Access Scheme.

However, those drugs are prohibitively expensive for many as they are not subsidised under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

Greens call for medical cannabis | Star Online
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Cool sign the frickin thing already

Please sign this petition & pass it on to your friends.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:52 PM
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As an australian cannabis grower-listening to Tony Bower speak at mardi-grass was a very motivating and empowering thing.
We should all be growing med strains as well as rec strains .
I would like to support Tony in any way I can, including maybe starting a legal defense fund.
Tony has put his whole well-being/everything on the line for this cause, to help alleviate the suffering of people in chronic pain!
Also, If he has any success in the courts it will be a great boon to all growers in OZ.
Thats why we all already owe him our support if not our cash.
Contact me if you would like to get involved.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:27 PM
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The only problem is even if we could get medical MJ on the agenda when Tony Abbot gets in he will squash it like a bug. I think it will take another ten years or so before we could come close to getting medical MJ similar the American model. Australia has been on a really conservative streak for last 15 years, and I don't see that diminishing at all.
Oh MotherSBB I prefer to think that "Tony Abbott Will Never Be Prime Minister" (TAWNBPM). If by chance that terrible day does come and the Australian "sheep" are conned by Rupert Murdoch to vote for Tony Abbott then watch out. We will have more to worry about than legalising Medicinal Cannabis, although I will have a greater need for it to treat my depression.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:11 PM
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Exclamation sticky this now please....

So, a radio thread (wtf?) & a guitarist thread have more importance than getting legal MJ for patients in Australia ? Isn't the owner of this site an Australian as well ? Then where's the promised sticky ? I'm just saying ....
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:32 AM
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Exclamation ffs

Where is the promised sticky shanti ?

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Old 06-16-2012, 10:50 PM
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