Australia: Victorian Labor Party Proposes Legalization of Medical Cannabis

The Victorian branch of the Australian Labor Party will seek to legalize the medical use of cannabis if it wins the election this Novembermedcannabis, according to the party’s leader Daniel Andrews.

Andrews plans to ask the Law Reform Commission to advise on how cannabis should be prescribed and regulated, with the goal of having a bill before Parliament by next year.

“I’ve spoken to many families with children who suffer forms of epilepsy, for instance, who have gone from having hundreds of seizures every day, to – once they’ve taken a liquid form of medical cannabis, a drop under the tongue – now suffer no seizures at all”, says Andrews, “You’ve got parents, and I’ve met some of them, who are put in this terrible position where they can do the right thing by their child, or they can obey the law. That’s not a choice that any parent should have to make.”

He says the bill will be about “saving lives”, and notes that “the time has come to modernise the law.”

Victoria is Australia’s most densely populated state, and its second most populous.

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2 comments

    • Steve on August 25, 2014 at 10:19 pm
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    regarding your comment “mental illness, rather it exposes it ” I think you’re right! It magnifies things.
    Mr Nice (Howard Marks) was interviewed and asked what he liked about cannabis.
    He said something like “it makes all the things I enjoy better”
    But…. on the flip side, it amplifies things like mental illness, paranoia, etc.
    The public needs education not prohibition.

    Albert Einstein (1879-1955) Physicist and Professor, Nobel Prize 1921
    SOURCE: “My First Impression of the U.S.A.”, 1921, Albert Einstein.
    Later published as “Some Notes on my American Impressions” in The World As I See It (1949)
    Original quote again:
    “The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the Prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this.”

    If you’d like a bio chemists explanation on how cannabis works, watch this video;
    Dennis Hill Bio chemist cured himself of stage 4 prostate cancer…..and with no side effects.
    http://www.medicalcannabis.com.au/cannabis-video/dennis-hill-treat-prostate-cancer-with-cannabis-oil-part-2

    • Elizabeth Pallett on August 24, 2014 at 1:00 am
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    De-schedule and repeal all Cannabis laws that are right now based in complete lies. Even being arrested for possessing, growing and using a drug of dependence or addiction is in fact even according to the WHO, is NOT a drug of addiction, NOT a narcotic, it is almost impossible to overdose and given we all have an endocannabinoid system it is vital to the entire health of the planet.

    Cannabis keeps out cannabinoid receptors functioning therefore keeping us well or healing us. If for instance you have cancer that is caused by a damaged or low functioning CB2 receptor and it required THC, CBD, CBN and all other phytocannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant, 60grams in 60 days is what is common to be given a complete clear of cancer from the specialists, some will take a bit longer due to other health issues that Cannabis has to deal with as well and therefore will require a bit more oil.

    If on the other hand you are suffering from a mental illness any of them, that is a CB1 receptor problem and the same thing is required in slightly different levels of THC to CBD.

    I can and will provide the many thousands of peer reviewed, medical research studies that have been done on the Endocannabinoid system and how Cannabis is the only plant containing all the required phytocannabinoids to fix the issues.

    It does not cause or bring about mental illness, rather it exposes it and all the patient needs to do is find the correct strain and the problem is controlled.

    Enough of the lies, end this war on drugs entirely and take control from the cartels of the man made drugs, however Cannabis is less dangerous than a lot of herbs and should have no more regulation than grape vines have.

    There is no danger to any one of any age using Cannabis for any reason, science fact, we are no longer prepared to put up with the lies that politicians want to spin, we know the truth and we will expose your lies.

    End the war, free the nation and balance the budget, put the funding from the war into, health, education, housing and roads, still have so much left over we will be swimming in money and don’t forget to tax commercial supply and ensure it is clean organic and nothing else.

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