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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 […]

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 […]

Olivia Newton-John: Of Grease Movie fame. “Neutron Bomb” How marijuana is helping her beat cancer

OLIVIA Newton-John was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992 after finding a lump during a self-examination. She had a partial mastectomy and chemotherapy, and her treatment lasted almost a year. This time Newton-John was diagnosed with metastatic cancer, meaning the cancer in her bone was the same cancer she had suffered so long ago. It is a serious diagnosis, but that doesn’t mean the disease can’t be beaten or managed like a chronic illness, […]

This teacher is the poster child for saying no to hard drugs

A TEACHER in Oklahoma already accused of bringing heroin and dozens of needles into her second-grade classroom is now facing additional charges in connection with the young students in her care. Megan Sloan, 27, was arrested on May 1 after another teacher at Holmes Park Elementary in Sapulpa reported finding Sloan discussing heroin and pawning school property on her Facebook account, which she left open on a computer, the Tulsa World reports. Police later went […]

Wife defends yachtsman arrested over 1.4 tonne cocaine bust

An international yachtsman was allegedly duped into the biggest cocaine bust in Australian history when his captain suddenly changed the co-ordinates of their boat, his wife says. Veteran sailors Hamish Thompson, 63, from New Zealand, and dual Swiss-Fiji national Valentino Fries, 54, were arrested on board the New Zealand yacht Elakha just after midnight on Friday. Four other alleged syndicate members were arrested on Friday, mostly men in their 60s including a former Sydney school teacher, […]

Marijuana compound smokes the seeds of Alzheimer’s disease

Memory loss, decline in brain function and communication skills are all clear indicators of Alzheimer’s disease. But the brain’s chemistry begins to change long before these telltale signs appear through the accumulation of what are known as amyloid beta proteins. These proteins go on to form brain plaques that correspond with the neurodegenerative disease, but what if it were possible to intervene somehow? Scientists are reporting that exposure to certain compounds in marijuana can cleanse […]

Australian family battles daughter’s brain disorder, hopes cannabis will one day help

Imagine being trapped in a body where your brain activity is so disturbed and unpredictable that you seizure for several minutes at a time, in several different ways, for several episodes a day. As the physical and mental stress take its toll, heavy medication is your final resort to cope, so your body shuts down in an exhausted heap, only for your brain to continue enduring sporadic spasms while your body desperately tries to regain […]

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