WHAT I BELIEVE
I believe it is not the right of any government to deny the use of any plant that may be useful for a person’s pain relief, medication and or health. This government has made a criminal of a person who wants to use a plant that has been used for medication in many countries for many thousands of years a criminal offence. This government have made criminals of those who want a natural substance grown free of charge to treat their ailment and or for their health. This is absolute abuse of a person’s rights.
Medical cannabis refers to the use of cannabis and its constituent cannabinoids, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), as medical therapy to treat disease or alleviate symptoms.
Cannabis is used in many countries for many thousands of years. The Chinese use this herb as one of the 50 “fundamental” herbs in traditional Chinese medicine. The ancient Egyptians used hemp (cannabis) in suppositories for relieving the pain of haemorrhoids and other ailments.
In ancient India, doctors used it for treating a variety of illnesses and ailments, including insomnia, headaches, gastrointestinal disorders, and pain, including during childbirth. The Ancient Greeks and the medieval Islamic world also used it.
The medical use of cannabis is legal in certain countries, including Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.
Australians are suffering pain and dying because of inept governments failing to allow law-abiding citizens the right to medicine. Due to Australia’s backward and hypocritical laws on the use of medical cannabis many are going overseas to access the medicine. Australians found using cannabis are facing criminal charges and prison time.
Politician who live within Canberra are able to grow a small amount of cannabis for their personal needs. How hypocritical is this!!!
MY ACTION PLAN
1. It is good that we now have medical cannabis for those who can get a doctor to prescribe the medication. But the problem is still the cost of the medication and finding a doctor to prescribe it to a person in need. This needs to change.
2. Pain relief and medication should not be the right of the rich or a case of who you know in high powers. Nobody knows what a person’s personal health needs are apart from that person. Nobody knows what pain they are experiencing apart from that person. It is not the right of any government to withhold what a person needs for health and or medication. I will be lobbying government for this right to be upheld.