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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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earthrepair 12:26 am 15 Jul 11

HEMP/Cannabis legalisation would help control abuse and boost the Australian economy
through the creation of many new businesses and jobs. It would also eliminate a black market and the
police corruption associated with organised crime. Unjust and misguided laws erode people’s faith in
our judicial system and police services. Current cannabis prohibitionist policies waste community resources which would be far better applied to education and health programs about the dangers of all substance abuse.
That is – Education Not Prohibition.

Cannabis is an important medicinal herb that helps alleviate pain and suffering such as
the nausea and lack of appetite associated with chemotherapy and possibly in a multitude of other conditions. The immorality of the prohibitionist approach prevents full scale trials from occurring.
Cannabis as medicine is best not smoked (to mix wuth tobacco is adulteration) and may be taken in measured doses as tablets,capsules, lozenges, tea, tincture, oil etc. However if people choose to smoke, in their own environment, taking the high moral ground and telling them they cannot is wrong and immoral.

At present the ridiculous policy in Australia means that hemp as a food is not allowed. Yet the oil is one of the most nutritious available.

Prohibition means there is no quality control (supports a crime driven hydroponic industry) and increases dangers such as schizophrenia : which was the last straw that the misguided prohibitionist was holding on to.

what_the 8:31 pm 14 Jul 11

Interestingly enough I was just watching a show on SBS about the history of america, and it touched on Prohibition. Lead to a mass outbreak of mafia crime, Al Capone was earning $1500 a minute in todays money, and was the only Amendment to the Constitution ever to be repealed. Funny how they learnt the lessons back then, and we’re still yet to learn them today.

Kiron2222 12:00 am 14 Jul 11

Good documentary out there called “Is Alcohol Worse Than Ecstasy?” and “Ecstasy Rising”, just google them and check both out.

Is Alcohol Worse Than Ecstasy is a documentary listing at the moment the “Top 20” drugs in means to harms to ones self and society, Alcohol comes in at 3, Marijuana 11, Ecstasy (MDMA) 18 I believe.

Ecstasy Rising is the history of Ecstasy and it’s reclassification to Class A that came out of nowhere and wasn’t backed by any science and then the Government conducting bogus tests using Meth injected at several times lethal dosages then putting reports out that “ecstasy causes holes in the brain” and crap like that.

Why watch the documentaries? because both show that the War on Drugs is more a Moral crusade propaganda war that is based around fear mongering and hushing up science, It was not long ago that England entire Government drug council was fired because they recommended MDMA be reclassified to C instead of A and that the Government stance was based on no science whatsoever.

“Also, your argument is “These things are bad too, so it should be legal?”

Yes, Alcohol prohibition is seen as one of the largest Government failures in history and is constantly mocked by everyone, yet the War on Drugs which is a war on drugs that most are vastly less harmful than Alcohol is still going strong and supported by people who don’t have a clue. Hell Khat is being targeted at the moment WTF, what next Caffeine?

“Awesome, well if that’s the case, lets legalese cocaine, heroin, murder, and automatic weapons, because Hey, booze can kill too!”

MDMA, Ecstasy, LSD are nothing like Murder and Automatic Weapons, what are you talking about?

Heroin and Cocaine should be reclassified to B so they can be studied.

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Also, enjoy chart.

Mr_Clapp 4:58 pm 13 Jul 11

The market will always want higher levels of THC but with legalisation comes regulation, control and accountability (although from what I hear the cannabis that the CSIRO cultivates is genius). I want higher levels of THC but that is my own choice, providing people with education and choice when it comes to what they want to smoke is far better then people going in blind and not knowing what they are getting.

Education will always win over prohibition – it’s just too bad that the people behind prohibition have know education.

fgzk 4:46 pm 13 Jul 11

Tooks said :

This is just another instance where prohibition has caused more harm then good. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol) are the 2 main chemicals that make up Cannabis. Now for you kids playing at home THC is what gets you high and the market demands higher levels of THC in their cannabis.

So if it was legal, the market would no longer demand high levels of THC?

If it was legal, then the level of THC and CBD would be clearly labeled on the packet. The market would then be free to decide what it buys.

Tooks 3:39 pm 13 Jul 11

This is just another instance where prohibition has caused more harm then good. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol) are the 2 main chemicals that make up Cannabis. Now for you kids playing at home THC is what gets you high and the market demands higher levels of THC in their cannabis.

So if it was legal, the market would no longer demand high levels of THC?

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