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Synthetic cannabis outlawed in the ACT

By johnboy - 8 July 2011 47

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ACT Health has has announced that synthetic cannabis has been outlawed in the ACT as of today:

On the 6 July 2011, the Australian Government Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announced that it had taken measures to list a range of synthetic cannabinoids (synthetic cannabis) as prohibited substances under Commonwealth law, effective 8 July 2011.

The ACT has automatically adopted these changes under local medicines laws. From 8 July 2011 it will be illegal to manufacture, obtain, possess, supply, sell and/or use products containing synthetic cannabis in the ACT.

There will be an amnesty until 1 August.

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Synthetic cannabis outlawed in the ACT
00davist 7:57 pm 09 Jul 11

Spideydog said :

Mr_Clapp said :

buzz819 said :

For all you pro-dope fiends have a read:

http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-pro-marijuana-arguments-that-arent-helping/

Nice article from America.

Not getting into the stupidity behind it becoming illegal in the 1st place, I feel the main reason for the legalisation of cannabis is a pretty simple one.

The only deaths that are attributed to Cannabis have been caused by making it illegal. It is that simple a child could see that. As long as a virtually harmless plant that has been used for thousands of years remains illegal, people will continue to die trying to make a dollar (billions) out of it. Anyone that supports the continuing prohibition on Cannabis supports the deaths that are associated with it.

If you truly believe that cannabis is not related to any deaths or indeed any health issues (including mental illness), you been smoking a lot of the said product …………..

+1

I know from seeing its effects first hand that it has a tremendous negative effect, seriously, if you want to make up fairy tales, tell them to someone else!

Tooks 10:37 am 09 Jul 11

Wasn’t this synthetic crap way more expensive that the real thing anyway? It was always going to be outlawed once it got into the media.

Cheap 3:09 am 09 Jul 11

Spideydog said :

Mr_Clapp said :

buzz819 said :

For all you pro-dope fiends have a read:

http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-pro-marijuana-arguments-that-arent-helping/

Nice article from America.

Not getting into the stupidity behind it becoming illegal in the 1st place, I feel the main reason for the legalisation of cannabis is a pretty simple one.

The only deaths that are attributed to Cannabis have been caused by making it illegal. It is that simple a child could see that. As long as a virtually harmless plant that has been used for thousands of years remains illegal, people will continue to die trying to make a dollar (billions) out of it. Anyone that supports the continuing prohibition on Cannabis supports the deaths that are associated with it.

If you truly believe that cannabis is not related to any deaths or indeed any health issues (including mental illness), you been smoking a lot of the said product …………..

Where do you draw the line for what caused an event?

His own actions (smoking before driving) led to the crash, not the substance itself. There are plenty of things which aren’t safe when in the wrong hands or for the wrong purpose.

grunge_hippy 7:40 pm 08 Jul 11

I’ve seen too many people with huge potential be totally ruined by smoking pot. Schizophrenic, depressed and basically vegetables laying on the couch all day. Unemployable, a burden on their family and society and all because they couldn’t function without cones.

harmless my arse.

Mr_Clapp 7:39 pm 08 Jul 11

Mr_Clapp said :

I’ll just leave this here: http://duilawyersnow.org/illinois-teen-pleads-guilty-to-smoking-marijuana-before-fatal-car-crash

How is this death not attributed to the fact that cannabis is illegal? I guess you truly do support the deaths that have come from cannabis prohibition. If cannabis remained legal you would assume that the great minds of government would have put in place the same form of DUI testing as they did for alcohol way back when (not the poor excuse for a law they have just bought in), by the time this teen was old enough to drive it would have been pumped into him over and over again like it is with alcohol that it is unsafe to drive. In the end some people are just d*ckheads and will do it anyway.

I guess i could spill out some “facts” you’d be more likely to believe though with your 1930s ways. Here is some “truths” from what i assume is your mate, Harry J. Anslinger

“Marijuana is an addictive drug which produces in its users insanity, criminality, and death”
“Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.”
“Marihuana leads to pacifism and communist brainwashing”
“You smoke a joint and you’re likely to kill your brother.”
“Marijuana is the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind.”

The reality is that as long as people just listen to what they have been told and not actually think for themselves and find out real facts, people will continue to die needlessly. Just the way a-ha a-ha you like it.

ThrowawayAccount 5:54 pm 08 Jul 11

Mr_Clapp said :

Not getting into the stupidity behind it becoming illegal in the 1st place, I feel the main reason for the legalisation of cannabis is a pretty simple one.

The only deaths that are attributed to Cannabis have been caused by making it illegal. It is that simple a child could see that. As long as a virtually harmless plant that has been used for thousands of years remains illegal, people will continue to die trying to make a dollar (billions) out of it. Anyone that supports the continuing prohibition on Cannabis supports the deaths that are associated with it.

I’ll just leave this here: http://duilawyersnow.org/illinois-teen-pleads-guilty-to-smoking-marijuana-before-fatal-car-crash

Spideydog 5:53 pm 08 Jul 11

Mr_Clapp said :

buzz819 said :

For all you pro-dope fiends have a read:

http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-pro-marijuana-arguments-that-arent-helping/

Nice article from America.

Not getting into the stupidity behind it becoming illegal in the 1st place, I feel the main reason for the legalisation of cannabis is a pretty simple one.

The only deaths that are attributed to Cannabis have been caused by making it illegal. It is that simple a child could see that. As long as a virtually harmless plant that has been used for thousands of years remains illegal, people will continue to die trying to make a dollar (billions) out of it. Anyone that supports the continuing prohibition on Cannabis supports the deaths that are associated with it.

If you truly believe that cannabis is not related to any deaths or indeed any health issues (including mental illness), you been smoking a lot of the said product …………..

LSWCHP 4:48 pm 08 Jul 11

Mr_Clapp said :

buzz819 said :

For all you pro-dope fiends have a read:

http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-pro-marijuana-arguments-that-arent-helping/

Nice article from America.

Not getting into the stupidity behind it becoming illegal in the 1st place, I feel the main reason for the legalisation of cannabis is a pretty simple one.

The only deaths that are attributed to Cannabis have been caused by making it illegal. It is that simple a child could see that. As long as a virtually harmless plant that has been used for thousands of years remains illegal, people will continue to die trying to make a dollar (billions) out of it. Anyone that supports the continuing prohibition on Cannabis supports the deaths that are associated with it.

Yes. Whenever I discover someone pontificating about the evils of drugs, and how they should be banned, I always think “Which drug lord is paying you?”

The only people who profit (enormously) from drug prohibitions are the pushers.

If we could legalise the various illegal drugs, register the users, tax the drugs, ensure quality etc etc then we’d all be a lot better off. The cops could direct their efforts elsewhere. We’d probably need less cops anyway as drug related crime would almost disappear. The corruption of our legal system and society in general would disappear because the pushers would lose their huge profits. The people who become ill or die due to impurities would be better off. Society would be able to help the addicted to recover. People would be less likely to take the drugs in the first place, as the social cachet would be diminished. Etc etc etc…I could go on for hours.

The stupidity of the world we live in never ceases to amaze me.

Mr_Clapp 4:36 pm 08 Jul 11

buzz819 said :

For all you pro-dope fiends have a read:

http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-pro-marijuana-arguments-that-arent-helping/

Nice article from America.

Not getting into the stupidity behind it becoming illegal in the 1st place, I feel the main reason for the legalisation of cannabis is a pretty simple one.

The only deaths that are attributed to Cannabis have been caused by making it illegal. It is that simple a child could see that. As long as a virtually harmless plant that has been used for thousands of years remains illegal, people will continue to die trying to make a dollar (billions) out of it. Anyone that supports the continuing prohibition on Cannabis supports the deaths that are associated with it.

Jim Jones 4:23 pm 08 Jul 11

This will have about the same effect on the world as the banning of non-alcoholic wine.

buzz819 3:51 pm 08 Jul 11

For all you pro-dope fiends have a read:

http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-pro-marijuana-arguments-that-arent-helping/

Nice article from America.

Waiting For Godot 3:47 pm 08 Jul 11

Let the black market begin.

TVStar 3:07 pm 08 Jul 11

Nooooo man! I think I need some Cheetos now.

2.0 2:58 pm 08 Jul 11

Well I think the Government have taken the wrong avenue on this one.
They should have spent time testing the products, then tax and sell the product themselves.
more revenue and easier to police than illicit substances.

Mr_Clapp 2:47 pm 08 Jul 11

The only good thing about this being banned is that people will probably go back to smoking cannabis which is a lot safer because it isn’t made by man.

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