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Hemp Foods Now Legal in Australia

As of yesterday, November 12th, hemp food products are legal in Australia. The new changes to the Food Standards Code were approved in April. The changes legalizes sale of low-THC hemp seed for use as food or to be placed in food products (such as cereals and baked goods). For hemp seed to be legally used …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Australia Legalizes Medical Cannabis

Australia’s Parliament today gave overwhelming approval to a bill to legalize medical cannabis, establishing “licensing and permit schemes for the cultivation and production of cannabis and cannabis resin for medicinal and scientific purposes.” The measure is supported by the nation’s prime minister, and will quickly be signed into law. “This is an historic day for Australia …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Legislation to Legalize Medical Cannabis Introduced in Australia, Will Become Law

The Turnbull Government today will introduce landmark legislation providing the “missing piece” for Australian patients and their doctors to access a safe, legal and reliable supply of medicinal cannabis products for the management of painful and chronic conditions, according to a press release from the Australian Department of Health. Minister for Health Sussan Ley today …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Australia to Legalize Medical Cannabis Cultivation

Australia’s Health Minister Susan Ley has announced that the nation will soon legalize the cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes. Ley says she believes the move is the right thing to do to help people suffering from debilitating illnesses. “I have heard stories of patients who have resorted to illegal methods of obtaining cannabis and …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Australia Senate Committee Unanimously Backs the Legalization of Medical Cannabis

Australia’s Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee has voted unanimously to recommend a bill that would legalize the production, distribution and use of cannabis for medical purposes. The bill would establish a medical cannabis regulator which would be “responsible for formulating rules for licensing the production, manufacture, supply, use, experimental use and import and export …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Poll: 80% of Moms, 67% of Dads Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis in Victoria, Australia

New polling out of Victoria, Australia has found that a large percentage of parents are in favor of legalizing cannabis for medical purposes. The Herald Sun Primary School Parents’ Survey released earlier this week found that 80% of moms, and 67% of dads, support allowing doctors to prescribe medical cannabis to children with illness that …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Australia’s Prime Minister Announces Support for Legalizing Medical Cannabis

Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced his support for the legalization of medical cannabis. “I have no problem with the medical use of cannabis, just as I have no problem with the medical use of opiates,” Mr Abbott wrote in a recent letter sent to radio host Alan Jones. “If a drug is needed …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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 November, 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 …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

The Top 10 Cannabis Consuming Countries

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime recently released its annual World Drug Report, which provides a detailed analysis of drug trafficking and usage rates throughout the world. Using data from this report, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 countries that use cannabis the most, based on the percentage of the country’s …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Australia Political Party Calls for the National Legalization of Cannabis

A political party in Australia called HEMP – an acronym for Help End Marijuana Prohibition – has officially launched its 2013 election campaign by fielding 12 Senate candidates across 6 states, and calling for the national legalization of cannabis. “America has given us huge encouragement,” says Michael Balderstone, President of HEMP, “Half of America now …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.