Petition Tag - legalisation

1. Legalise Uber in Queensland

The Queensland Government is increasing penalties for Uber drivers and organisers in an effort to eliminate the service. This service has proven itself as effective, pleasant to use and especially cost available, especially to lower income people, enabling them to have a safe trip home to their door.

Uber drivers often are themselves, university students who see this as an opportunity for earning needed funds.

Uber drivers are more well mannered than taxi drivers and drive very carefully. Their cares are generally in better condition than taxi drivers and are more comfortable. There is no known reason why driver and passenger cannot take the risk to arrange an agreed means of transport.

Uber drivers do not continue with Uber unless they meet certain criteria and the quality of their service is assessed by the passengers themselves using a rating system. Passengers do not have any idea about the personality of the taxi driver, other than that they haven't yet been refused a criminal check.

2. 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)

3. 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)

4. Legalise fireworks in Australia

Fireworks are legal in both the USA and the UK, but are illegal here in Australia. The main reasons for the illegalisation of fireworks are because of injuries and frightened animals (and owners that care about nothing but their pets).

Animals (mainly dogs) that are affected by the fireworks shouldn't prevent the use of fireworks, as they generally lessen one's sleep much more than fireworks. Why should annoyed pets and owners ruin a tradition? Something that makes days like New Year's Eve special? Injuries caused by fireworks are not because of malfunctions or pure explosive force, but because of short fuses or bad design and lack of knowledge.

Because of the banning of fireworks, there are no laws regarding the design of the products. This greatly affects the safety of the fireworks as they're not designed for the average user, instead only for a pyrotechnician. Another thing worth noting is the lack of knowledge that some users may possess. Because nothing about fireworks is taught to the public, some people may not know how to use them properly, and the safety measures that they must take. This all leads to more injuries and deaths, and less freedom and fun.

Please legalise fireworks for a 'win-win' result.

5. Legalise Personal Use of Cannabis

Many Pros and Cons surround this argument about the legalisation of this drug, the Pros however heavily out weigh the Cons.

1) The chance to tax it

Roughly around 10 million people smoke cannabis in the UK, meaning a standard 20% tax on 10 million people smoking an average of 1 joint a day, would net the country an extra £2 billion.

2) Our overcrowded prisons

A high percentage of our prison space is occupied by cannabis related sentaces, people being locked up for either growing, distributing or smoking a plant, sound sensible?

3) Have certified smoking areas

Smokers realise not everyone enjoys it, so having laws and areas for the controlled recreational use of it so as to not bother those not wanting to be bothered.

Finally, we're proving that even though laws are in place, we are still doing it and your not stopping us, not meaning to sound rude, but why not make some money out of something that's happening and going to happen forever?

6. La cultivation personelle a des fins therapeutiques et de l'utilisation du cannabis medicinal

pour le droit et la decriminalisation de la prescription, la cultivation personelle a des fins therapeutiques et de l'utilisation du cannabis medicinal et de ses derivats naturels au grand-duche de luxembourg.

nous sommmes un groupe de patients du g.d. de luxembourg, atteints de diférentes maladies graves ou/et incurables, dont: cancer, syndrome de parkinson, sclerose en plaques, maux chroniques et tdha utilisants le cannabis medicinal comme medication,
nous revendiquons notre droit de pouvoir nous procurer et d'utiliser une medication adequate pour alléger nos malaises et nous revendiquons le droit des medecins de pouvoir prescrire le cannabis medicinal et ses derivats au g.d. de luxembourg

7. Remove Cannabis from the MoDA 1971 and Allow People to Grow Their Own Cannabis Plants

Cannabis has no overdose level and nobody has ever died from using cannabis.

Cannabis has documented medicinal value, which was finally and publicly acknowledged on Monday June 21st 2010 when Sativex was licensed for medicinal use for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

The Wootton Report of 1969 has been completely ignored by successive UK governments.

It's time to end the criminalising misery of cannabis prohibition!

8. Decriminalise Cannabis Now!

The British govt needs to ask itself 1 question, "Why does the Netherlands have lower drug use compared to its neighbours, while it has free sales of cannabis?". This question blows away the govt's argument that decriminalisation would lead to a huge increase in the numbers of drug users due to the said drugs being widely available.

In a 2004 report, A Comparison Of The Cost-Effectiveness Of The Prohibition And Regulation Of Drugs, TRANSFORM, concluded that "regulating the drugs market is a dramatically more cost-effective policy than prohibition and that moving from prohibition to regulated drugs markets in England and Wales would provide a net saving to taxpayers, victims of crime, communities, the criminal justice system and drug users of somewhere within the range of £4.6bn-£13.9bn."

Taxing drugs would also provide big revenue gains, says the survey. An Independent Drug Monitoring Unit estimate, quoted in the report, suggests up to £1.3bn could be generated by a £1 per gram tax on cannabis resin and £2 per gram on skunk which would surely be a big help to reducing the deficit faced by the government these days.

9. Legalisation of drug USE in New South Wales.

This petition is for the conditional legalisation of recreational drugs. Please read then sign. There is a printed written version of the petition, which I have signed. Thank you.

PETITION
TO THE HONOURABLE THE PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF NEW SOUTH WALES

The petition of certain citizens of New South Wales

State that:
* Recreational drug use has not been stopped or solved by punitive measures.
* Recreational drug use is a health issue, more than an issue of Law and Order.
* Recreational drug USE is not and never has been an issue of morality. (Matthew 26:27-29)
* Chemical purity recreational drug tests are available to the general public for commercial sale.
* Recreational drug use has become a cultural and social emblem of individual identity. (e.g. tobacco and alcohol.)
* Recreational drug users can maintain and facilitate constructive and professional employment, and otherwise lead normal, healthy, pro-active lives.
* There should be a responsible use of fear in our society.
* Through sound and legitimate communication, guidance, support and education, young people should be encouraged to take responsibility for the repercussions of their actions, and faith, self-confidence and courage in making their own decisions.

Your petitioners request that the House
* move for the legalisation of drug use. Under the following provision of successful application of a Recreational drug health test from a registered Medical Practitioner. The test could include tobacco and alcohol. Successful applicants would be given a "prescription" to be given to a registered chemist/pharmacist, thus regulation preventing overdose and assuring quality control. The unsuccessful applicants would be referred to appropriate counselling support groups for hospitalisation and treatment. All the collated data would be sent to the appropriate administration for scientific medical and authoritarian research. Anti-social behaviour could also result in a probationary application period.

10. Abolish Drug Use in UK

We wish to express our disgust at the proposition of the legalisation of cannabis. We also wish to suggest that longer jail sentences and harsher punishments are inflicted upon individuals charged with drug abuse.