Flag_of_Australia.svgAn Australian political party titled Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) has officially began its 2013 election campaign. The group is reaching out to 12 Senate candidates across 6 states, and calling for the legalization of marijuana on a national level.

“America has given us huge encouragement,” proclaimed Michael Balderstone, HEMP’s President. “Half of America now has access to medical cannabis and now they’ve started to get new regulations for recreational cannabis. So, you now, the wall is down there and no big deal, the place hasn’t gone crazy.”

In Australia, the production of industrial hemp is legal, but its psychoactive cousin that we all adore remains illegal. Help End Marijuana Prohibition wants marijuana legalized for all adults, which is a strategy that they feel will help bring an end to the criminal activity that is directly associated with the black market.

To learn more about Help End Marijuana Prohibition visit their website by clicking right here.

 

3 Responses

  1. MeeMan

    I can’t remember where, but in some parts of Oz it’s legal to grow a few plants for personal consumption, allegedly. I say allegedly as an Aussie comedian once remarked that he had twice the legal amount growing in his garden, with a garden Gnome in the middle. When asked about it by the Police, he remarked that half were his and half were the gnome’s; but urged the Officer not to ask the gnome about it as he gets touchy and aggressive if he thinks someone is going to take his stash away and that’s why he’s always standing guard in the garden!!!

    Anyway…

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