ABC News Australia: Legalise Cannabis Party eyes Victorian, NSW state elections after primary vote soars

ABC News Australia: Legalise Cannabis Party eyes Victorian, NSW state elections after primary vote soars
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It’s going to be fun watching the excuses the labor party will come out with , not to do anything. Let’s hope Fiona Patten and others can get something serious up and running in Victoria and let’s also hope that the cannabis political power in NSW comes from the regions and especially the north and isn’t hijacked by Sydney money and power plays THE ABC The Legalise Cannabis Party almost doubled its primary vote at the May federal election, Australian Electoral Commission data shows, as party leaders say more voters support law reform around the drug. Key points: The Legalise Cannabis Party received more than half a million primary votes in the federal election earlier this year It now plans to target upcoming state elections in Victoria and New South Wales Party leaders say there is growing acceptance of medicinal cannabis and more voters want law reform The fringe party received 501,421 primary votes — almost twice as many as it attracted at the federal election three years ago, according to party president Michael Balderstone. Its platforms include changing drug driving laws, allowing Australians to grow cannabis, and reducing the cost of medicinal marijuana. Mr Balderstone said the result showed growing support for change. “Half a million primary votes shows it is a front burner for pot reform,” he said. Mr Balderstone said the surging number of votes had also given the party reimbursement from the AEC. “The Queensland senate vote led by solicitor Bernie Bradley got 161,899 primary votes and because at 5.37 per cent he was well over the 4 per cent barrier, we will get electoral funding,” he said. Michael Balderstone says the federal election result shows growing support for the party.(Supplied) State elections next Federally, the party is registered in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, with plans to establish in the Northern Territory.…

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