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Getting stoned in Australia could just get easier

AUSTRALIA has already approved medicinal cannabis to provide relief for those suffering from six types of chronic illnesses, and it may soon be legalised as a recreational drug. Experts claim it is only a matter of time before it becomes available as an over the counter purchase, but first, a few things need to happen. In the two years since medicinal cannabis was legalised in Australia, 1059 patients have received approval for treatment, and while […]

False info facts about cannabis you always probably thought were true

From Reefer Madness to legality, the perception of marijuana has changed drastically over many years. With the seemingly unstoppable march toward nationwide decriminalization and legalization moving along steadily, there’s a lot of false information floating around about everyone’s favorite Mary Jane, whether you pass on grass or are a seasoned weed user. False: Marijuana screws with your brain, makes you crazy, and causes lung cancer If you use cannabis, you’re running the risk forgetting everything […]

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 […]

Baker in Australia made plenty of dough smuggling in two tonnes of tobacco

A Perth bakery owner imported more than two tonnes of tobacco illegally into Australia, defrauding the Commonwealth to the tune of almost $2 million, a WA court was told. For the first time, details of the Australian Border Force (ABF) illicit tobacco importation investigation can be made public. Just a little of some tobacco seized by ABF investigators. Photo: Phil Hickey The ABF operation in Perth in 2016 led to father of three Ma’ad Abdul Muna’m […]

For the moment, Australia’s plans for Marijuana market dominance are only just still smouldering

SYDNEY (Reuters) – When Australia said this month it would allow exports of medicinal cannabis in a bid to dominate a global market set to be worth $55 billion by 2025, investors scrambled to buy shares in marijuana companies – pushing several of them, and the sector as a whole, to record highs. But convoluted and restrictive licensing demands, substantial finance requirements and a guarded medical profession means even Australia’s largest marijuana companies are at […]

Poland Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Epilepsy, nausea caused by chemotherapy, chronic pain and symptoms of multiple sclerosis are among ailments that can be treated Polish pharmacists will be allowed to treat people with cannabis after the drug was legalised for medicinal purposes. Under new regulations that came into force in July 2017 cannabis from imported plants can be processed at Polish pharmacies – as long as it has been logged with the country’s Office for Registration of Medical Products. Pharmacists […]

The Next USA State To Legalize Pot Is A $1 Billion Market

Green is as good as gold in New Jersey. The state is set to legalize recreational pot early next year. o And by “early” I mean before the snow melts. The effort first got on track in June when State Senator Nicholas Scutari introduced a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in the Garden State. Of course, at the time, Chris Christie was governor. Christie wasn’t just a big, fat road block. He was a rabid […]

Raw hemp brownies could be soon be served in a cafe near you

Raw hemp brownies, anyone? That product could turn up on your local cafe menu from mid-November 2017 following a change in hemp food legislation in Australia Skye Patterson, co-founder of Australian Primary Hemp. Photo: Supplied In April this year, state and federal ministers decided to allow low-tetrahydrocannabinol hemp seeds to be sold as food. And entrepreneurs are eyeing the growing opportunities for the use of hemp in the healthy food space. Australian Primary Hemp co-founder Skye Patterson says the hype around the hemp industry […]

Canadian Isabelle Lagace jailed in Australia for smuggling 30kg of cocaine on Sea Princess cruise ship

There are not many 51-day holiday cruises that end with almost five years in an Australian prison. But for Isabelle Lagace, the unhappy ending became all too real on Friday, when she was sentenced for importing almost 30 kilograms of pure cocaine with a street value of up to $21.5 million. www.crimefiles.net Isabelle Lagace agreed to transport a suitcase, which contained the drugs, to Australia to clear a $20,000 debt.  On Friday, the NSW District […]

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