Guardian Report: Legalise Cannabis rides high in Senate vote as grassroots campaign pays off

Guardian Report: Legalise Cannabis rides high in Senate vote as grassroots campaign pays off
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Micro party picks up 2-7% in most states and Northern Territory amid surge in cannabis consumption in Australia An excellent report in the Guardian highlighting the huge amount of people who voted for cannabis in the upper house. Hopefully these numbers translate to a Cannabis Senator and the Greens piling the pressure ( as they promised pre-election) on labor to get something done and move forward from the ridiculous current state of affairs that currently  has  Australia with an ineffective TGA and  useless companies being propped up by Federal and State governments through some health pork barrelling.   The Guardian In what looks like a surprise success grassroots campaign, Legalise Cannabis Australia has emerged as a vote winner in the Senate, performing strongly in several states and even rivalling One Nation’s vote in Queensland. The micro party, which as the name suggests, is pushing for marijuana to be legalised, followed up its success in last year’s Western Australian election, where it picked up two upper house seats. According to the latest Senate results, Legalise Cannabis has picked up between 2% and 7% of the Senate vote in most states and the Northern Territory. The party has 7.5% of the vote in the NT, 3.9% in Western Australia, 6.7% in Queensland, 3.4% in Victoria and 3% in New South Wales, with 38.6% of the total vote counted nationally as of Sunday midday. The party recorded just 1.8% of the vote in the ACT, where cannabis possession has already been decriminalised for people aged 18 years and over. The party was previously known as the Help End Marijuana Prohibition (Hemp) party, and had been in politics for close to 30 years. The party is run out of the Hemp Embassy in Nimbin in northern NSW, and runs on a single policy platform: to treat cannabis like…

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