Marijuana Legalisation in Australia

Thousands of people around Australian are breaking the outdated laws by using medical marijuana on a daily basis, yet the Australian Medical Association (AMA) says there isn't enough evidence to support legalisation. If that's true then lets look at some evidence at what's happening around the world in similar jurisdictions.

As of the 1st January 2014 the North American State of Colorado has legalised marijuana for recreational use. This is a big leap forward for marijuana law reform in the USA. Recreational marijuana users can now legally purchase up to 1 ounce of marijuana from any of the licensed marijuana shops.

Marijuana Use in Australia

Once upon a time a dope was an idiot, a bong was a noise a bell tolled, a joint was something you had for Sunday dinner and greens were for lawn bowls. Happily, here in Australia we live in a marijuana culture. Marijuana is not addictive. Ask anyone who's been using it for years.

The first time I tried marijuana I got so stoned I tried to take my pants off over my head. I have smoked it for twenty years but in the last decade in ever decreasing amounts and only of leaf. Australia is going up in smoke. A majority of our population has tried marijuana. I know octogenarians who use it with alacrity - and alacrity likes it , too.

THC and CBD Explained

Endocannabinoid System

THC (Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol) are two of the many compounds found in the marijuana plant. They are both phytocannabinoids that are naturally occurring compounds found in a small percentage of plants that can interact with cannabinoid receptors.

Indica vs. Sativa

Medical Marijuana Effects: Indica vs. Sativa

The effects of marijuana can vary greatly depending on which sub-species or strain you medicate with. The plant species Cannabis Sativa L has two main sub-species used for medicinal purposes: Indica and Sativa. According to High Times Magazine there are 5 Differences between Sativa and Indica.