Sad that cannabis law reform didn’t even get a mention during the 2011 NSW Election campaign, the Big Joint will be revealing it’s compassionate side to Barry O’Farrell in Sydney this week.
A NSW coalition government has pledged to spend $182 million boosting police numbers but will do nothing to help relive the suffering of the terminally ill who would benefit from the use of medical cannabis.
“O’Farrell will continue to throw truck loads of money at the failed drug war,” says HEMP Party President Michael Balderstone. “When, by adopting the recommendations of the Carr Government’s Working Party on the Use of Cannabis for Medical Purposes, he could make a positive difference to the daily life of the over 20,000 people with a terminal illness that the working party estimated would benefit from medical cannabis”
“Does the pragmatic, evidence-based policy wonk Barry O’Farrell have the courage to do what Bob Carr, despite all his supportive public posturing when the report was released, failed to do?
The Hemp Party is registered federally but no longer in NSW. “We surveyed the Party’s running in this weekends election and the Greens compassionate understanding leaves the other major parties in the era of Reefer Madness”
“We expect better in 2011 than the same ignorant denial of medical cannabis for suffering patients. Our health and medical care should not be a political issue.” NSW Party Survey on Cannabis
“There are amazing new evidence coming out of America now treating cancer with Cannabis and some of the doctors, patients involved and their products will be a highlight of;
Nimbin’s 19th annual MardiGrass and Cannabis Law Reform Rally on the weekend of April 30 and May 1.