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What cannabis does to your brain exposed

The ACT has passed a bill to make recreational use of weed legal. by Ben Graham 8th Oct 2019 6:25 PM Just as Australia looks to take a small step towards relaxing its cannabis laws, the Federal Government seems determined to bring the stoner dream crashing down. The ACT Legislative Assembly has passed a bill to legalise the drug for personal use in the nation’s capital from January 31, 2020. The laws – containing a […]

11,000 Australians approved: Medicinal cannabis

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt inspects cannabis plants on the Sunshine Coast. Picture: Darren England/AAP by AAP 6th Oct 2019 2:15 PM The Federal Government is providing $3 million to investigate how medicinal cannabis can help cancer patients. It comes as Health Minister Greg Hunt reveals more than 11,000 Australians have been approved to access medicinal cannabis products, most of them this year. The multi-million dollar research grant will be used to look at how […]

‘Billion-dollar’ haul: Police seize bags of hard drugs after yacht runs aground in Abrolhos Islands West Australian Coast

Two men, a French national and a British national, crashed the yacht into a reef off the coast of Geraldton last Monday afternoon. Authorities got more than they bargained for when they set out to find the crew of a yacht which got stuck on a reef in the Abrolhos Islands in Western Australia’s Mid West on Monday, uncovering about 40 bags of illicit drugs including methamphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy. Two men faced Geraldton Magistrates […]

Just before her 21st birthday, Mary was given an unusual gift: addiction

It is hard to find a woman in a relationship with anyone on ice who hasn’t been violently abused, say experts. Credit: just before her 21st birthday, Mary* was given an unusual gift – addiction. “My boyfriend of the time gave me my first injection of ice,” Mary, a pseudonym, told a special inquiry into the drug ice and other amphetamines. Her violent boyfriend, who was addicted to ice, had been trying to get her […]

Homelessness, sex and drugs: Find out about life of a highly educated ice addict

Once an inmate owns a syringe in a NSW Auatralian prison it becomes like a “library card with people lining up to use it”, an inquiry into the drug ice has heard. Identified only as Mr PG, the highly-educated former prisoner who worked on the movies Babe and Star Wars, said his life fell apart in his 40s. This triggered a four-year cycle of depression, homelessness, sex and drug use, including ice (crystal methamphetamine). Within […]

6 People Arrested After Largest US-Australian Meth Seizure in History

Australian police have arrested six people after what authorities say was the largest single seizure of methamphetamine, or ice, in the United States. This photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows an officer extracting methamphetamine from a loudspeaker on Jan. 11, 2019 at the Los Angeles-Long Beach seaport. Australian police arrested six people after what authorities said Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 was the largest single seizure of methamphetamine in the United States and […]

CRYSTAL METH DRUG BUST: $8m worth of ice found inside industrial gear

A MAN has been charged after $8 million of ice was found concealed in a consignment of industrial equipment addressed to a business on the Central Coast.NSW Australia Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad established Strike Force Gilbulla to investigate the importation and supply of methylamphetamine. Following extensive inquiries, strike force investigators, assisted by Northern Region Operations Support Group and the Public Order and Riot Squad, executed six search warrants at properties […]

Green Political Party Australia wants to legalize cannabis for all adults nationwide

The Greens will become the first political party with seats in Parliament to call for full cannabis legalisation in Australia, despite criticism from Health Minister Greg Hunt, who says the substance is a gateway drug. The Greens will become the first party with seats in Parliament to call for full cannabis legalisation in Australia, despite criticism from the country’s top medical bodies. Greens leader Richard Di Natale said the “war on drugs has failed” and […]

Deadly cocktail after fake marijuana sex shop racket QLd Australia

A SEX shop owner and his sidekick knew the fake weed they sold was dangerous – but kept dealing anyway. Two people died from synthetic marijuana David Andre Jules Piccinato and Ross McGlone trafficked. Piccinato, 45, owned Love Heart stores in Rockhampton, Mackay, Bundaberg and Toowoomba. McGlone was his number two, and operations manager. On Thursday, Brisbane District Court heard drugs were packaged as “tea” and sold for a few months from late 2014. The […]

Senior Motorbike Gang Member Charged after a Meth Drug Lab was Discovered in a Disused Bus

The national sergeant-at-arms of the Finks outlaw motorcycle gang has been arrested after police raids uncovered more than 85kg of drugs, hydrogen chloride gas cylinders and a clandestine crystal meth drug lab in a disused bus on a rural property in NSW. Martin Klein, 35, was arrested by Strike Force Creswell investigators early on Wednesday evening after he attended a storage cage in residential car park in Kellyville Ridge that was the subject of a […]

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