Perth Residents Back Calls for Legalizing Medical Marijuana

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Perth Residents Back Calls for Legalizing Medical Marijuana Nearly 150 residents of Perth, Australia, gathered at the Supreme Gardens on Saturday to support the calls for legalization of medical marijuana. The supporters were undeterred by the heavy police presence as most suburban families who were present called for authorities to legalize the drug.

The rally’s organizer, Ursula Jaeger, said the protest was aimed at backing the legalization of marijuana for medical use only.

“The people I have come across, all the different illnesses, it’s heartbreaking, just heartbreaking. A good day for them would be the worst day of my life,” she said.

“I don’t smoke, I have never smoked marijuana, but since I’ve taken up this campaign I can see the difference it can make to the lives of so many people. We aren’t talking about the blanket legalisation … what people do in their own homes is their business but what we want is the ability for sick people to choose how they are treated,” said Ms. Jaeger, according to WA Today.”People are now standing up and uniting and saying enough is enough…There is so much scientific evidence out there that says yes, this drug has a medicinal benefit for cancer patients, for people who suffer from seizures”

Elsewhere, the sponsor of medical marijuana bill in Illinois defended on Friday a section of the bill that blocks the publication of information on firms that plan to obtain pot growing and distribution licenses.

State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) noted the confidentiality clause was formulated to prevent state officials in charge of reviewing applications from being influenced by political connections. He also said that this would prevent companies from obtaining and using information about their rivals to gain a competitive advantage. To register for a free 2-week subscription to ForexMinute Premium Plan, visit www.forexminute.com/newsletter.

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