Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm has called on the federal government to 'quit dithering' and cut the red tape preventing thousands of Australians suffering chronic pain from accessing medicinal cannabis.
North coast people ‘sick of the ridiculous restrictions’ on the use of medical cannabis are being urged to join a protest in Canberra on the first day of parliament next month.
The shocking news today that the driver suspected of causing the horrific triple-fatal crash on the NSW south coast this week was likely under the influence of methadone throws the NSW police’s drug-testing regime into sharp focus.
Police have seized 'a quantity' of cannabis and methamphetamine from a car near Murwillumbah while in Byron Bay a man arrested on break-and-enter charges was also found to be carrying drugs.
Convictions for cocaine possession in the Byron Shire reached a 22-year high last financial year, in what some see as a reflection of the region’s changing drug habits.
Lismore police say the right to remain silent ‘was taken to an extreme level’ by a 24-year-old Grafton woman they searched at Lismore pub on Thursday.
Five men were arrested and four of them charged yesterday after police executed six search warrants during which they located four seperate hydroponic set-ups and a large amount of 'enhanced cannabis plants'.
Three people have been arrested after police executed multiple search warrants in northern NSW.
A Victorian inquiry into drug law reform will consider proposals to establish supervised injecting rooms and decriminalise illicit drugs.
Leader of the Australian Sex Party and Victorian MP Fiona Patten has condemned the jail sentences handed down to seven Nimbin locals last week for selling cannabis as a pointless, life shattering waste of resources when other jurisdictions are basking in the success of tax-and regulate models.
Dr Andrew Katelaris, aka Dr Pot, was yesterday bailed to appear again in Hornsby Local Court on 28 June after being charged with a number of cannabis related offences.
A former professional dancer caught by police with almost half a kilo of cannabis was placed on a good behaviour bond after a court accepted he used the drug to treat ongoing pain.
During the search of a Tweed Heads property on Thursday police allegedly found more than 300 pills, methamphetamine, prescription medication, cannabis, drug paraphernalia and chemicals allegedly used to manufacture prohibited drugs.
Lismore police have arrested a teenager on drug offences overnight after the car in which she was travelling tried to evade them.
Drugs and cash worth over $10,000 seized by Richmond Local Area Command in two separate incidents yesterday. Cocaine, MDMA and cannabis as well as unidentified powder and crystal were part of the haul.
Man told police he had 'just found' a carry bag that police say contained a range of restricted prescription medications.
A 43-year-old Tabulam man will appear in Lismore Local Court today after police allegedly located drugs and ammunition in caravans at a farm in Tabulam.
Eleven men arrested during police raids in Nimbin yesterday will appear in the Lismore Local Court today charged with a range of offences including drug supply and participating in a criminal group.
Cannabis plants from the Nimbin area are set to be featured in the latest Alien film being directed by Ridley Scott. The plants, which have been delivered to Fox Studios in Sydney, are to be used as props in Alien 4: The Covenant.
Cannabis growers and activists from Nimbin will descend on Sydney this weekend with more than one hundred cannabis plants. But they are not worried about being pulled over by the Highway Patrol or Drug Unit.
Police have been accused of inflating the value of cannabis plants seized during annual helicopter raids, and of taking 'medicine' away from sick people.
Lismore magistrate David Heilpern has questioned the NSW Government’s claim that cannabis can only be detected in a person’s saliva up to 12 hours.
Growers (and farmers) beware … the choppers are in the air. The police helicopter and its ground troops were spotted out Uki way earlier this week, with reports that properties in Main Arm are currently being targeted.
Activists say they are undeterred that Lismore MP Thomas George was not present when they gathered outside his office this week to protest against the roadside drug-testing regime.
North Coast cannabis users will be protesting outside Lismore MP Thomas George’s office later this month as part of their continued opposition to roadside drug testing for cannabis.