Cannabiz Australia report the following and before you read on, it is worth noting for those outside of NSW the vipers’ nest of corruption and general misbehaviour that is politics in the state of New South Wales, currently.
It almost makes Louisiana look saintly !!
In the last couple of months we’ve had the following…and that’s just the stuff we know
Then there’s the Federal Govt in NSW paying $AUS30million on a compulsory purchase for land valued at 1/10th for an new airport that we probably don’t need
Essentially what we’re trying to say is that it doesn’t really matter what parliamentary secretary to the treasurer and leader of the house in the legislative council Scott Farlow told the NSW house (see below) because his only gained knowledge about cannabis is what his advisors have told him, what his bosses have told him to say and most likely a bunch of unfacts and mistruths learnt from the Murdoch Press.
We congratulate the Greens for having a go but the levels of idiocy and lack of knowledge in the NSW Liberal party about cannabis means no legislation or even proposals about cannabis will go through the legislature until they are removed from power and as Farlow’s Facebook attested yesterday he’s much more interested in talking about the cricket
A move by the Greens to make medicinal cannabis use a defence against a drug-driving conviction has been voted down in the New South Wales state parliament.
The amendment to the Road Transport Legislation Amendment Bill, moved by Greens Member of the Legislative Council David Shoebridge, stated: “It is a defence to a prosecution… if the defendant proves to the court’s satisfaction that… the presence in the defendant’s oral fluid, blood or urine of delta‑9‑tetrahydrocannabinol was caused by the consumption of a substance for medicinal purposes.”
Shoebridge said the matter had caused “significant concern” in the community and that although anyone driving while impaired by a drug should lose their licence under section 112 of the Road Transport Act, section 111 — which makes it an offence to drive with the “mere presence” of ecstasy, cannabis or amphetamines — was too broadly defined.
To which self appointed resident cannabis expert NSW parliamentary secretary to the treasurer and leader of the house in the legislative council Scott Farlow said in………
rejecting the amendment on behalf of the Government, parliamentary secretary to the treasurer and leader of the house in the legislative council Scott Farlow said: “THC affects cognitive and motor skills necessary for safe driving such as attention, judgement, memory, vision and coordination.”
He noted that while the ACT legalised medicinal cannabis in January 2020, it has not amended its road transport law to allow medicinal use as a defence.
“Indeed, the Australian Capital Territory Government’s website advises that with regards to the legalisation of medicinal cannabis and road safety risks ‘there is no safe amount, and each person is affected differently by cannabis use’,” he said.
Read the full article at
Greens’ move to amend NSW drug-driving laws falls at the first hurdle
Also read from the same publication about a local magistrate who’s had enough and is speaking out. Not, unfortunately, that it’ll make a jot of difference to the perenially deaf and dumb blind kids in the NSW Liberal party
‘Drug law and common sense don’t often collide’: Former NSW magistrate David Heilpern
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