Dr Pot defies the law to administer medical cannabis. Arrested again, the infamous Andrew Katelaris, had police raid his Sydney home. This came only days after appearing on the Channel 7 Sunday program in May in connection with administering cannabis oil to a 4-year-old boy. Better known as Australia’s Pot Doctor, he entered no plea. He received $5000 bail to appear in Hornsby Court on June 28.
Dr Pot defies the law to administer medical cannabis
During the weekend before his arrest he was attending the Hemp Industry Forum in Sydney. Police raided the forum on the last day after a report of a large cannabis crop on display. Police made no arrests as the display had prior approval and was low-grade THC hemp.
Katelaris is a deregistered doctor well known for his advocacy of medicinal cannabis.
FACS and the Kidnapping of Chase Walker the Anti-Vaxxers that prefer to use CBD Oil from the Church of Ubuntu is an on going struggle of parents trying to find the best care for their son.
Betrayed by the system, a fight for pro choice
A mother clings to her son’s wheelchair as police and government workers remove him from her care. This is the latest scene in an ongoing fight for a mother’s right to seek alternative care. What is wrong with this scene?
FACS and the Kidnapping of Chase Walker the Anti-Vaxxers that prefer to use CBD Oil from the Church of Ubuntu
Cini Walker, mother to 4-year-old Chase Walker is at the centre of controversy that spans medical cannabis versus conventional medicine in Australia.
Australian politicians target welfare recipients with drug tests
Australian politicians target welfare recipients with drug tests. Australia’s Liberal/National Party Government announced drug tests for welfare recipients in its 2017 budget speech. This trial will randomly drug test 5000 Youth Allowance and Newstart recipients and is causing much controversy. Testing will begin at three, so far, secret locations around Australia from January 2018. Anyone found positive for cannabis, methamphetamines or ecstasy will receive the bulk of their payments via a cashless debit card. The government justifies this as its responsibility to ensure taxpayer money is not used to buy drugs.
Right-wing politicians are slapping themselves on the back for tackling the ‘drug addict’ and ‘dole bludger’ problem. But the proposal met with a lot more criticism from the Labor Party and Greens,
Medical cannabis industry growing in Australia. Australia’s legalisation of medical cannabis in late 2016 is creating a rapidly expanding industry. While a local industry becomes established, the federal government is fast tracking importing cannabis for patients with prescriptions. The world’s most advanced cannabis strain genetics come from BC Seeds in Canada.
Medical cannabis industry growing in Australia
Australia has joined the US and Canada where cannabis is a fast-growing industry. Medical cannabis has agricultural potential for a new industry for Australian farmers worth an estimated $100 million a year. A new industry farmers need to value-add to their agricultural operations. But, they will have to compete with the big Canadian and US companies. These are already positioning themselves as main players in the Australian cannabis market.