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27 Nov 2010

Submission by Norml Australia (NORML AUSTRALIA)

Introduction and Mission

I must say that the ignorance that you possess in relation to Cannabis and how helpful it is with the sick and needy as PROVEN WORLD WIDE is pathetic.

You people seem to forget, or rather simply do not acknowledge, that some pharma drugs that are LEGAL have severe side effects and are a detriment to anybodies health.

Your statistics are

Causes of deaths in Australia*

Tobacco 19,019

Pharmaceuticals 2,831 ( this one was not on your list ) maybe a bit bias on your part, but thats okay we did our own research

Motor Vehicle Accidents 1,731

Illegal Drugs 863

Murders 203

Cannabis 0. (another one that is not on your list)

Yes thats right Cannabis 0, 0 deaths. You cannot overdose on Cannabis. This is a proven scientific fact over and over again.

Your draft is really simple for our organization to understand.

We understand that you, yes you, support organized crime.

You would rather someone who only uses Cannabis for their health problems to go to a underground drug dealer and purchase it.

Drug dealers do not ask for identification and dont really know their product, to them weed is weed. If they dont have any they'll push something else.

Cannabis is not a gateway drug.

Cannabis has not made anyone commit any crime.

Cannabis is not addictive.

Lets face the fact shall we?

The Australian Government, simply knows all the benefits about Medicinal Cannabis but still persists to drive further backwards with blinkers on.

Every PATIENT who uses Cannabis legitimately knows that the only reason that Cannabis is illegal in Australia is because anyone can cultivate this miraculous plant and that the government wont get their cut.

Boohoo. Legalize it and tax it then.

Tobacco, alcohol and pharma drugs kill millions around the globe every year and yet they are legal.

This is a pretty sad state of affairs dont you think?

Let the public have a say and a vote for or against Cannabis. Although I must admit our organization dont want or need you to manage the sale, quality control and distribution of Cannabis.

We would do a far better job for the management and policing of Cannabis if it were legally available medicinally in Australia.

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I must say that the ignorance that you possess in relation to Cannabis and how helpful it is with the sick and needy as PROVEN WORLD WIDE is pathetic.

You people seem to forget, or rather simply do not acknowledge, that some pharma drugs that are LEGAL have severe side effects and are a detriment to anybodies health.

Your statistics are

Causes of deaths in Australia*

Tobacco 19,019

Pharmaceuticals 2,831 ( this one was not on your list ) maybe a bit bias on your part, but thats okay we did our own research

Motor Vehicle Accidents 1,731

Illegal Drugs 863

Murders 203

Cannabis 0. (another one that is not on your list)

Yes thats right Cannabis 0, 0 deaths. You cannot overdose on Cannabis. This is a proven scientific fact over and over again.

Your draft is really simple for our organization to understand.

We understand that you, yes you, support organized crime.

You would rather someone who only uses Cannabis for their health problems to go to a underground drug dealer and purchase it.

Drug dealers do not ask for identification and dont really know their product, to them weed is weed. If they dont have any they'll push something else.

Cannabis is not a gateway drug.

Cannabis has not made anyone commit any crime.

Cannabis is not addictive.

Lets face the fact shall we?

The Australian Government, simply knows all the benefits about Medicinal Cannabis but still persists to drive further backwards with blinkers on.

Every PATIENT who uses Cannabis legitimately knows that the only reason that Cannabis is illegal in Australia is because anyone can cultivate this miraculous plant and that the government wont get their cut.

Boohoo. Legalize it and tax it then.

Tobacco, alcohol and pharma drugs kill millions around the globe every year and yet they are legal.

This is a pretty sad state of affairs dont you think?

Let the public have a say and a vote for or against Cannabis. Although I must admit our organization dont want or need you to manage the sale, quality control and distribution of Cannabis.

We would do a far better job for the management and policing of Cannabis if it were legally available medicinally in Australia.

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