“Legalising recreational cannabis use would deprive organised crime, whether Middle Eastern crime gangs, Asian triads, bikie gangs or relatives of Darth Vader, of a major source of income, and relieve police of the cost of finding and destroying illicit crops. Of the $1.5 billion spent annually on drug law enforcement, 70% is attributable to cannabis. That’s an expense we do not need.”
CANBERRA — Australia has passed a medical marijuana bill to allow the cultivation of the drug, but the Greens say medical cannabis remains an illegal substance.
Health Minister Sussan Ley announced on Wednesday afternoon that amendments to the Narcotic Drugs Act — passed through the House of Representatives on Tuesday — had also successfully passed through the Senate.
The bill would allow access to medicinal cannabis products for people suffering from serious illness, by legislating the growing of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes. Products such as cannabis oil are used in the treatment of nausea during chemotherapy, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and other neurological conditions.
“This is an historic day for Australia and the many advocates who have fought long and hard to challenge the stigma around medical cannabis products so genuine patients are no longer treated as criminals,” Ley said in a statement.
“This is the missing piece in a patient’s treatment journey and will now see seamless access to locally-produced cannabis products from farm to pharmacy.”
“Under this scheme, a patient with a valid prescription can possess and use a medicinal cannabis product manufactured from cannabis plants legally cultivated in Australia”.
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Medical Cannabis –
Medical Belladonna – though widely regarded as unsafe – Belladonna is used as a sedative, to stop bronchial spasms in asthma & whooping cough, a cold & hayfever remedy. It is also used for Parkinson’s disease, colic, motion sickness & as a pain killer.
As an ointment for joint pain, rheumatism, leg pain due to spinal degeneration sciatica. Belladonna is also used in plasters (medicine filled gauze applied to the skin) for treating psychiatric disorders, the behavioral disorder hyperkinesis, excessive sweating ( hypohydrosis) & bronchial asthma.
there’s still more…
Foxglove – Digitalis – congestive heart failure…
Cannabis is only illegal because the establishment saw that –
* they could make more money from this plant if it was hard to obtain.
* they could control it’s manufacture & distributin
* they could prevent it from being grown by the common man – thereby decimating the billion dollar, potential business profits.