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1. LEGALIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN AUSTRALIA 2015 - "Nature is not Criminal"

Medical Marijuana in Australia is an idea whose time has come. It's a frustratingly complex issue, though, since both the Commonwealth and State governments have jurisdiction. As you know, access (under medical supervision) to quality-controlled Marijuana is legal in many countries worldwide, as well as a majority of US states. But Australia remains stuck in the last century.

It is time to form together as the people of this country and demand this to go forward, if we can spread this petition and get enough signatures we can bring it to the attention of the Australian government after all of these years of trying, let's actually do it!

Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Australia, with a reported one-third of all Australians aged 22 or older (33.5%, about 5.8 million) having tried cannabis and 1 million using it in the past year. It is estimated that 750,000 Australians use cannabis every week, and approximately 300,000 smoke it on a daily basis. Australia has one of the highest cannabis prevalence rates in the world, and Australia's indigenous population has higher levels of cannabis use.

Almost every day we hear from sufferers (usually age 50+) of cancer, glaucoma, pain and other chronic ailments -- sufferers who have become aware of Marijuana health benefits, envy its legal availability overseas, and ask us why they can't access it here without fear of fine and/or imprisonment. They're a steadily growing demographic, and we can't give them an answer. Medical Marijuana users don't even have to get "high". The most healthful way is to ingest Medical Marijuana, and in its correct doses, or which allows the patient to minimize or eliminate any unwanted Psychoactive effects of their Medicine! Which eliminates the argument of the possible harmful toxic effects from smoking Medical Marijuana.

Medical cannabis can be administered using a variety of methods, including vaporizing or smoking dried buds, eating extracts, taking capsules or using oral sprays. Synthetic cannabinoids are available as prescription drugs in some countries; examples include: dronabinol (available in the United States (US) and Canada) and nabilone (available in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom (UK), and the US). Recreational use of cannabis is illegal in most parts of the world, but the medical use of cannabis is legal in certain countries, including Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.

In the US, federal law outlaws all cannabis use, while 20 states and the District of Columbia no longer prosecute individuals merely for the possession or sale of marijuana, as long as the individuals are in compliance with the state's marijuana sale regulations. However, an appeals court ruled in January 2014 that a 2007 Ninth Circuit ruling remains binding in relation to the ongoing illegality, in federal legislative terms, of Californian cannabis dispensaries, reaffirming the impact of the federal Controlled Substances Act.

Since 1972, there have been numerous proposals in the United States to remove cannabis from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, the most tightly restricted category reserved for drugs which have "no currently accepted medical use". Rescheduling proponents argue that cannabis does not meet the Controlled Substances Act's strict criteria for placement in Schedule I, and therefore the government is required by law either to permit medical use or to remove the drug from federal control altogether. The government, on the other hand, maintains that cannabis is dangerous enough to merit Schedule I status. The dispute is based on differing views on how the Act should be interpreted and what kinds of scientific evidence are most relevant to the rescheduling decision.

We Believe its time Australia finally catches up with the rest of the world in regard to the Medical Benefits and fair classification of this naturally occurring plant which has been used for thousands of years by humans.

Making Medical Marijuana legal would allow the government to tax and regulate its production. Instead of wasting money on enforcement of the current laws, the Australian government would actually gain money through legalization of Medical marijuana. More importantly, it would have the ability to control growing conditions and ensure that the product is safe for consumption and be tested for pesticides and other harmful substances it may contain.

Licensing and taxing medical Marijuana suppliers and users would also provide a substantial revenue boost to the National Economy, as the US Government happily discovered after re-legalizing alcohol in 1933. In addition, growers in rural and even urban electorates would be major beneficiaries.

The sale legal sale of marijuana would be a significant financial boom, both to private citizens who choose to enter the industry and the government who can, and should, tax the use of the drug heavily. The taxes generated by legal marijuana sale would be more than enough to fully fund a thorough and expansive drug treatment program, helping those who wish to quit (marijuana and other illegal drugs) and rendering aid to those who need it.

The illegal import of drugs is a multi-billion dollar a year industry, all of the profit going to criminals, killers, and dangerous organizations. If marijuana were legalized and regulated, the marijuana black market would be entirely eliminated and the immense expenditure on both the war on drugs and the sale of drugs could be turned to far more practical applications.

The money saved on police budgeting from the war on drugs could also be more wisely spent, allowing police to focus on gangs, violence, organized crime, and the prosecution of dangerous, violent criminals. And, at last, Australian government advisory bodies and mass media are slowly and somewhat silently attempting to advocating medical Marijuana legalization.

We Say Let The people of Australia have the free right to use the naturally occurring plant Cannabis / Marijuana for medical and recreational purposes in Australia.

Thanks.

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2. Reclassify Marijuana

This is a Petition asking President Obama to do whatever he can in his ability as President of the United State to reclassify marijuana from a Schedule 1 classification as it is not a narcotic.

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3. Legalize Recreational Marijuana in Florida

With Colorado and Washington both Legalizing recreational use of Marijuana: Florida could expect to see an estimate between 250 - 600 million dollars in tax revenue. Florida could also see anywhere between 30 to 75 million dollars in tax savings.

With Florida being a major tourist destination: tourists may want to take part in buying marijuana at various "shops" where they can purchase, and consume. Therefore boosting the states economy. With Florida Prisons Florida could expect to see anywhere between 500 million to 2 billion dollars in savings for prosecuting the plants legalization. The prohibition of marijuana costs tax payers an estimated 42 billion dollars annually.

In California alone: marijuana growers account for 14 billion in sales. Florida could easily double that, while putting a consumption tax on the drug (like cigarettes).While the marijuana industry accumulates 36 billion a year in the selling of it illegally: people could expect to see that number double if it were legalized. Bloomberg estimates also that marijuana legalization could be a 45 to 100 Billion dollar market. therefore boosting local economies.

Where the extra revenue can be used to create more jobs, provide government assistance to those in need, housing assistance, and medicare to the elderly in need.

Everyone who signs this petition: I strongly recommend you posting the web address to your facebook, twitter, or social media website you currently are subscribed to. The more people that see this, agree, and sign it: the better of a chance that Congress will look into this, put it on the next, presidential ballot, and get it passed. Don't put it off.

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4. Michigan marijuana legalization

In 2014 we saw Colorado completely bring themselves out of debt just by making marijuana available for recreational use. They have received almost 30 million in taxes that has been used to fix their schools their roads and has brought so many small businesses out of a rut.

I think its time for Michigan to follow suit. Just think about it 30 million in just 1 year for the state to use to fix our roads and schools. There is so many more positive things to come out of recreational use of marijuana.

We will have so many businesses bringing jobs back to this state, and as a veteran with PTSD it would make many people like me be at ease.

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5. Legalize medical cannabis for terminaly ill cancer patients

Hundreds and thousands of British cancer patients have sat in an Oncologists consulting room and been told that they have a cancer that can't be treated.The prognosis is terminal and even chemotherapy would not save them.

Given this scenario of your imminent demise within weeks or a few months, it seems logical that the patients be given the right to seek an alternative means of extending their life, in such a way as not not incur costs to the State.

This petition calls for the legalization of medical cannabis for those who are told the news that there in no more conventional treatment available.

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6. Flora Citizens Against Marijuana Cultivation Center

City of Flora wants to sell property to Deerpath Development for the building of a medical marijuana cultivation plant in Flora.

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7. LEGALISE MEDICINAL CANNABIS - ISLE OF MAN

It is both criminal and disgusting that millions of people around the world are suffering needlessly because of global pharmaceutical corruption and back-handed politics.

Cannabis is a well known and documented cure for Cancer, Epilepsy, it also provides much relief for those suffering with MS, Parkinson's disease, it prevents the onset of dementia, relieves arthritis and inflammation and many many more.

The reason why it is not widely available is because the pharmaceutical companies cannot patent cannabis and therefore there is no money to be made, for example, chemotherapy costs £000's per treatment whereas cannabis would cost pennies!

Do you think this right? That a powerful and natural medicine be restricted from those who are suffering, and all in the name of money?!

No, No, No! This is completely unjust and needs to be addressed immediately!

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8. Mullaways Medical Cannabis Pty Ltd - Legalise Medical Cannabis, Australia

Legalise the use of Cannabis for medical purposes. Stop the Zero Tolerance of Pain and Suffering!

(Target Signatures 10,000 - AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS SIGNATURES ONLY PLEASE)

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9. Mullaways Medical Cannabis Pty Ltd - Legalise Medical Cannabis, NSW

Legalise the use of Cannabis for medical purposes. Stop the Zero Tolerance of Pain and Suffering!

(Target Signatures 10,000 - NSW RESIDENTS SIGNATURES ONLY PLEASE)

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10. Medical Cannabis Patient Advocates Demand More Care Not Convictions

Despite President Obama's statement on policy regarding Medical Cannabis, Melinda Haag, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Northern California, refuses to dismiss prosecutions on medical cannabis, failing to adhere to the new found policy, as accurately stated by Shona Gochenaur, Executive Director of Axis of Love SF, "The president of our country made it clear to voters that he would not waste Federal resources on medical cannabis prosecution, all we are asking for is for this policy direction to be implemented and not to waste tax payers' resources!!"

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11. Medical Cannabis Patient Advocates Demand Care Not Convictions

Despite President Obama's statement on policy regarding Medical Cannabis, Melinda Haag, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Northern California, refuses to dismiss prosecutions on medical cannabis, failing to adhere to the new found policy, as accurately stated by Shona Gochenaur, Executive Director of Axis of Love SF, "The president of our country made it clear to voters that he would not waste Federal resources on medical cannabis prosecution, all we are asking for is for this policy direction to be implemented and not to waste tax payers' resources!!"

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12. Medical Cannabis Patient Advocates Demand More Care Not Convitions

We as advocates demand that our U.S. Attorney dismiss this vindictive case against the Fiel family in the interest of justice and re-directing Federal resources to urgent matters as health care and education.

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13. Honolulu Police Department to Adopt Written Medical Marijuana Policy

The Honolulu Police Department does not currently have a concise written policy concerning medical marijuana, which leaves gray areas in the interpretation of the Hawaii Medical Marijuana Law.

The Hawaii County Police Department adopted a written medical marijuana policy which leaves little room for doubt when it comes to medical marijuana, and affords the patients the protection that the medical marijuana law intended.

The Hawaii County Police Department medical marijuana policy can be viewed by visiting their website: http://www.hawaiipolice.com/misc/medical_mj_rules.htm

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14. Kaiser Permanente Should Allow Equal Medical Treatment

In the Hawaii Region of Kaiser Permanente, physicians are not allowed to recommend medical marijuana for their patients by regional policy. If the same person were a member of Kaiser in either California or Colorado, their physicians would be able to recommend medical marijuana if they feel it is needed.

In Hawaii, Kaiser members are receiving a different standard of medical care than their counterparts in California and Colorado receive. The members physician that normally treats the patient for their condition is the best person to determine if the patient would benefit from treatments including medical marijuana.

Several studies conducted by Kaiser Permenente themselves have proven the safety and effectiveness of medical marijuana, yet the Hawaii Region members are being treated unfairly and denied access to appropriate medical care.

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15. Create Safe Access To Hawaii Medical Cannabis Patients

Hawaii passed the Medical Marijuana law in 2000, but has never set up a safe and legal way for the patients in Hawaii to receive their medication. Medical marijuana patients are required to risk their personal safety by obtaining their medication through the black market.

Acts of violence including the murder of Ken Gorman, a medical marijuana patient in Denver Colorado, and the murders of as many as 19 other legal medical marijuana providers around the country are ever present when patients are forced to grow their medicine in their homes, or visit often-violent street drug dealers to obtain their medication.

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