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Medical Marijuana Legalized in Australia
The Australian Parliament passed a measure Wednesday legalizing medical marijuana. The amendments to the Narcotic Drugs Act will allow cannabis to be legally grown for medical and scientific purposes for the first time in Australia. So How Will Australia’s New Medical Marijuana System Work? Up until this point, The Commonwealth had laws in place that permitted the importation of raw cannabis material into Australia for medicinal purposes but cultivation of the plant wasn’t allowed. As the new bill explains, “the manufacturing provisions in the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 are considered inadequate to properly manage the risks associated …
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Daniel Haslam Passes Away, But His Fighting Spirit to Legalise Marijuana Continues
I met Dan Haslam on November 20th, 2014, the first time I had ever been to Australia. He came to a dinner arranged to acquaint the speakers and organizers of the Inaugural Australian Medicinal Cannabis Symposium, which took place in Dan’s hometown of Tamworth. Daniel Haslam’s Legacy: Legalizing Medicinal Marijuana I was lucky enough to sit next to him for around an hour, where we talked about his experiences as well as light-hearted subjects. Although it was a relatively short introduction, Dan’s strength and courage was abundantly apparent. He was also a truly humorous individual who maintained …