LEGALISE!!! LEGALISE!!! LEGALISE!!!
Now i’m not talking a complete legalisation so that little Timmy from Melton can go into the milk-bar and purchase a joint. I’m talking about the legalisation of medicinal cannabis use.
The initial legislation into the legalisation of medicinal cannabis doesnt even have to be a wide spreed role out, just enough to give researchers in Australia a greater access to marijuana to further research it.
Now you probably have no idea who this person above is, and to be completely honest neither did I until i did more research into him. The gentlemen pictured above is Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a world renowned doctor and medical researcher and is currently also CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent. He recently did an interview where he talked about his views on the legalisation of medical marijuana “I am more convinced than ever that it is irresponsible to not provide the best care we can, care that often may involve marijuana”. Dr. Gupta goes on to state that only 6% of the total amount of research into marijuana is research into the medical side of it. Instead a majority of the research is into the psychoactive properties of Cannabis.
For the most part any use of Cannabis, medical or recreation is completely outlawed in Australia. However earlier this year the Victorian Government made history in the leglisation of medicinal marijuana use and research. The Access to Medicinal Cannabis Act 2015 enables patients of exceptional circumstance access to medicinal marijuana. Not only does this give people suffering the most painful and extreme conditions access to cannabis it also gives a greater ability for researchers to access marijuana.
The fact-sheet above is from Health Victoria’s website and outlines the major aspects of the act.
As you are probably aware, many countries around the world have began legalising marijuana.
THEY HAVE DONE IT WRONG.
Most countries that have legalised cannabis so far have not limited it to medical use. The Netherlands are a prime example of what happens when it is completely legalised and not restricted to medical use.
I went to the Netherlands earlier this year (January 2016). The photos in the slideshow above are photos that i have taken. Marijuana use in the Netherlands is now a tourist attraction. Thousands of people each year travel to the Netherlands just to get a “legal high”.
Although i am a strong advocate of medicinal use of Cannabis and its by products. I will never be in support of a full legalisation as seen in the Netherlands.
Marijuana should be legalised, but….
ONLY FOR MEDICINAL USE.
Marijuana has so many possibilities to possitively impact health adn this can only be done by the legalisation of medicinal Cannabis.
LEGALISE!! LEGALISE!! LEGALISE!! (For medical use only)