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Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock. 

We are the only country that’s had a politician bring coal into parliament and try to fool us about ‘clean coal’ while South Australia is getting the biggest battery on the planet.

Pushing the Adani Project against all better knowledge makes you wonder what is the connection between them. The police, not only in this state, are fighting the war on drugs harder then ever. Remember police with a sniffer dog hanging out on the way to school in Mullumbimby and using a saliva test, which looks for minute traces of cannabis and not impairment or cocaine. But to take away the urgently needed medicine (cannabis tincture) from sick people and taking them to court is just criminal.

Or are our politicans protecting Big Pharma?

There are less than 30 doctors able to prescribe cannabis on the whole continent. So on July 19 Deb Lynch, the Secretary of the Medical Cannabis Users Association of Australia (MCUA ), an outspoken patient advocate and a sick person, will have her day in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court for possession and manufacture.

Please consider coming to the cnr of James and George St in Beenleigh to stop the madness and support her from 8.30 am.

Didn’t the United Nation (UN) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) just 11 days ago called for the decriminalisation of drugs worldwide?

Stop the waste of time, resources and money and learn from Portugal.

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  1. Not just medical weed, why can’t I choose to buy and use weed responsibly, but I can with tobacco or alcohol?


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