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Australia is Legalizing Medical Marijuana

By youniverse on Monday, 19 October 2015, hits: 11047

 Well it's about time. When it comes to drug policy Australia has been on the more conservative end of things, so this is a very hopeful development.

From CNN:

The Australian government has announced plans to allow cannabis to be legally grown for medical and scientific purposes.

Under current laws, marijuana is classified as an illegal drug, and while penalties vary from state to state, people who grow, use, possess or sell it can be fined or sent to prison.

In a statement Saturday, the government said the Narcotics Drugs Act 1967 would be amended to allow the drug to be grown locally, without breaching the country's international obligations as a signatory to the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961.

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0 # Make Shift 2016-04-06 06:46
I think cannabis ought to be legalized world wide, it's a lot safer that almost all our groceries. And the industrial use of hemp is countless. WE would have a better world free from greed.
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