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“The Beginning of the End of Drug Prohibition”: An Interview With Drug Policy Australia’s Greg Chipp

by Paul Gregoire
Pill testing has been implemented in certain European nations since the early 1990s. This harm reduction strategy developed out of the burgeoning rave culture alongside the emergence of new forms of electronic music and a taste for party drugs. Thirty...

As NZ Legalises Pill Testing Permanently, Australian MPs Watch the Death Toll Rise

by Paul Gregoire
New Zealand health minister Andrew Little announced on 9 April that the 12-month-long interim laws permitting legal pill testing at festivals will be made permanent prior to their expiration, as the services have been making a positive impact. Passed in...

Light Up This 420 as the Edifice of Global Cannabis Prohibition Continues to Crumble

by Paul Gregoire
Today, 20 April, is 420: a global day when cannabis legalisation advocates mobilise against the ongoing prohibition of the herb. Although, these days, the number of jurisdictions around the planet where this action still holds relevance is dwindling. Pot, weed,...

Legalise Cannabis WA Takes Two Upper House Seats: An Interview With MLC Sophia Moermond

by Paul Gregoire
In a sign that the global trend towards legalised cannabis markets is likely to hit Australian shores in the not-too-distant future, the Legalise Cannabis WA (LCWA) Party took out two Legislative Council seats in the 13 March Western Australian state...

Medicinal Cannabis Is Effective in Relieving Pain, According to Patients

by Paul Gregoire
Since the Turnbull government legalised the cultivation, production and distribution of medicinal cannabis effective October 2016, the estimated 100,000 Australians who’d already been using the medicine have had a rough time in accessing legal and affordable product. The medicinal cannabis...

Lawyers Call For Drug Law Reform: An Interview With ALA’s Greg Barns

by Paul Gregoire
“The war on drugs has failed” is a common catchphrase these days. Ever-increasing numbers within the community are coming to realise that the great edifice of heavily enforced drug prohibition is more destructive on a societal and individual level than...

NSW Greens Deliver Workable and Timely Cannabis Legalisation Bill

by Paul Gregoire
NSW Greens MLC Cate Faehrmann has introduced a bill into state parliament that aims to establish a regulated retail cannabis market in NSW – as well as decent provisions for homegrow – at a time when, if world trends are...

AIVL’s Melanie Walker on Coming Drug Decriminalisation and Treatment Access

by Paul Gregoire
ACT Labor MLA Michael Pettersson has yet again set his sights on reforming the Canberra community. This time it’s in the form of just introduced legislation that would see the decriminalisation of the personal possession and use of illicit substances...

Future Generations Will Condemn the Drug War: Reform Is Urgent and Inevitable

by Dr Alex Wodak
Virtually all cultures in history have used psychoactive drugs. One of the few objects nomadic Indigenous Australians carried from one camp to the next was so-called “bush tobacco” or “pituri”, containing the psychoactive ingredient nicotine which reduces heat loss when...

Vote to Legalise Cannabis in the WA Election: An Interview With LCWA’s Leo Treasure

by Paul Gregoire
The 31st of January this year marked 12 months since the ACT legalised the personal use and possession of cannabis. And to date, the sky is yet to fall in. In fact, by all accounts, nothing has changed except for...
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