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No Conviction for Cannabis Oil Manufacture and Supply: An Interview With Cannabis Healer Jenny Hallam

by Paul Gregoire
Finally, after three years, Jenny Hallam’s ordeal with the authorities is over. And thankfully, rather than facing any prison time, last Thursday, SA District Court Judge Rauf Soulio recorded no conviction against her name and imposed a two year good...

A Crime of Compassion: An Interview With Green Light’s Nicholas Morley

by Paul Gregoire
Against the backdrop of the ACT having just passed laws to legalise cannabis use, and the pending three year anniversary of the government’s highly derided cannabis medicine licensing scheme, comes a documentary that deals with the reality of medicinal cannabis...

Preaching “Just Say No” Endangers Lives: Informed Decision-Making Protects Them

by Paul Gregoire
We live in a state where the head of government continues to spout rhetoric about drug use in line with former US first lady Nancy Reagan. The “just say no” to drugs approach remains as simple and ineffective as it...

Van Carrying $200 Million in Illegal Drugs Crashes Into Parked Police Cars

by Ugur Nedim
It has been reported that just before 10.30am on Monday, 22nd July 2019, a van carrying 273 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine – or ‘ice’ – crashed into police cars parked outside Eastwood Police Station in Sydney’s north-west. Officers inside the...

Legalise Drugs to Reduce Violent Crime: An Interview With LEAP’s Greg Denham

by Paul Gregoire
One of the unintended consequences of the war on drugs listed in the 2011 Global Commission on Drug Policy report is “the growth of a ‘huge criminal black market’, financed by the risk-escalated profits of supplying international demand for illicit...

Sydney Criminal Lawyer Charged With Assisting Extreme-Risk Inmate Run Drugs

by Paul Gregoire
Sydney solicitor Martin Churchill is being held on remand for his alleged involvement in a drug supply syndicate that his client former Brothers 4 Life leader Bassam Hamzy was running out of his cell at Goulburn Supermax prison. Police raided...

The Offence of Drug Supply in New South Wales

by Ugur Nedim
A South Australian man has been handed an 18-month suspended prison sentence for selling a range of cannabis-infused products, including fairy-floss, hazelnut spread, lollies and lip balm. 32-year old James Stephen Woodward pleaded guilty in the state’s District Court to...

Police Raid on Nimbin Hemp Embassy: Little More Than a Show of Strength

by Paul Gregoire
Stores in California will open at 2am AEST tomorrow morning. And some of the shoppers living in the fifth largest economy in the world will buy legal cannabis to smoke. Meanwhile, there will be other Californians at home, tending to...

Criminal Lawyer ‘Struck Off’ After Being Convicted of Drug Supply

by Ugur Nedim
Ugo Parente was employed by a criminal law firm in Liverpool shortly after being admitted as a New South Wales lawyer in 2006. He represented clients in a range of criminal cases and was a vocal anti-drug campaigner. He was...

‘Medicine Man’ Escapes Prison Time for Serious Drug Charges

by Paul Gregoire
Veteran medicinal cannabis producer Tony Bower escaped prison time when he was sentenced for commercial drug cultivation, along with other serious drug offences, at Port Macquarie District Court last Monday. Known locally as the Medicine Man, Mr Bower turned himself...
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