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Smoke From Australia Fires Delivers Capital 'Worst Air Quality on Record'—With More to Come

By Eoin Higgins | Common Dreams | 01/02/20 |

Smoke from the continuing, disastrous bushfires ringing Australia has delivered the country’s capital Canberra its worst air quality on record—a stark reminder to the government that the crisis is not ending anytime soon. 1,053 more words

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“Medical marijuana is on the rise in Australia, and the latest figures published by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) show that more than 6,000 patients have been approved for cannabis prescriptions.

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Australia is taking baby steps on cannabis reform and perhaps that’s a good thing seeing the different problems that have risen in the United States during the process.

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On 14 December 2018, the Australian government announced a review of the operation of the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967. This review is required under section 26A of the act, with a review report to be tabled in Parliament by 29 October 2019.

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I hope Queensland becomes the forward thinkers in the reform of cannabis in Australia. Australia has often been pioneers in medical research in the past and this is a time that it is needed most!

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Let’s get the research done so we can end the suffering.

“In 2018, 3.2 million Australians lived with chronic pain. More than two-thirds of them were of working age. 

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