Petition Tag - recreational

1. The Legalization of Marijuana for Recreational and Medicinal Use Australia Wide

1. Prohibition has enormous social costs.
The deleterious effects of prohibition run from wasted resources to ruined lives. Our police devote thousands of hours to arresting, booking and imprisoning marijuana smokers, many of whom are otherwise law-abiding. These arrests take officers away from more urgent issues, and can have serious consequences for the arrested.

2. Cannabis has legitimate medical benefits.
The narrative of cannabis as a harmful drug has been dominant for so long, that many people had trouble accepting the plant’s demonstrated medicinal effects. Opinions on medical marijuana have shifted dramatically in the last two decades: recently a slew of mostly conservative states in America passed laws permitting epilepsy patients to use strains of cannabis high in CBD. These states joined 23 others with broader medical marijuana laws. While the US & Australian federal governments still lists cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug, meaning it does not acknowledge any legitimate medical use, these US states clearly disagree and so does the science.

3. Legalization won’t lead to increased use.
There is reason even for people who oppose the use of marijuana to support its legalization: legal substances can be controlled in ways illegal ones cannot.

Science and government have learned a great deal about how to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors. Mandatory underage drinking laws and effective marketing campaigns in the US have reduced underage alcohol use to 24.8 percent in 2011, compared with 33.4 percent in 1991. Cigarette use among high school students is at its lowest point ever, largely thanks to tobacco taxes and growing municipal smoking limits. There is already some early evidence that regulation would also help combat teen marijuana use, which fell after Colorado began broadly regulating medical marijuana in 2010.

It is the illegal market, with no standards, regulations or price controls, that poses a menace to public health. Our current federal laws, which treat cannabis as equivalent to cocaine and heroin, mostly teach teenagers that the government is completely unrealistic on matters of drug policy. Legalization is the first step in a broader initiative of treating cannabis use as a public health issue.

4. Cannabis is less harmful than alcohol or tobacco.
American history has a good analog for cannabis prohibition: alcohol prohibition. With both, use of the substance did not stop, laws were selectively enforced and violent gangs made staggering profits filling a market law-abiding merchants could no longer touch. In the end, despite alcohol’s costs to bodily health, and the alarming effects it can have on behavior, it was determined, rightly, that criminalizing alcohol did more harm than good. Marijuana is less addictive than tobacco or alcohol, and compares favorably to those drugs on nearly every health metric.

2. Stop CNP Outdoor Pool Bidding; Support Indoor Recreational Facility

We, the people of the municipality of the Crowsnest Pass, petition the local governing body, to stop the bidding for a design-build for an outdoor pool. We have seen the issues with the current pool and would like to propose a whole new facility, instead of dismantling and rebuilding the current one.

For the past two summers, we had no kiddie pool for the youngest of our community to enjoy, and not enough spaces for the children and youth to enjoy lessons. This town is growing and we have lots of tourists, throughout all the seasons.

It has been discussed many times online and in-person thoughts about what would truly benefit our community. In the winter, we only have winter-related sports available, like skating and skiing/snowboarding at the Pass Powderkeg.

How wonderful would it be for when those tiring sports are over to head to the pool and relax in the hot tub and sauna? Or to have a place for families to rent so they can celebrate their children's birthdays with an awesome pool party.

There are a multitude of people from the Crowsnest Pass that drive 15-50 minutes once or twice a week to enjoy the leisure centres in Sparwood, Pincher Creek and Fernie. How many more people could we attract to our own recreational facility if it was accessible and functional year round?

Let's, as a community, increase our recreational programs and invest in our community, young and old alike.

Let's make our community 'Naturally Rewarding'.

3. Reject Commercial Fishing Industry Reform Program

This Petition of the residents of the State of New South Wales brings to the attention of the House the Commercial Fishing Industry Reform Program.

The Commercial Fishing Industry and Recreational Fishers reject the process on the basis it unfairly impacts fishers who wish to remain in the industry and has the potential to severely negatively impact recreational fishing opportunities.

4. Support Marijuana Legalisation Australia

Marijuana has been illegal in Australia since 1938 and it's time to bring it back! Australia is the country with the most drug consumption in the world, so why not just decriminalise or legalise it?

With all the medicinal advantages, why not legalise medicinal marijuana? The state of Colorado, USA, had made $1m in just a week of marijuana legalisation, imagine how much Australia will make in a week, great for the economy!

5. Support Scenic Rim Adventure Park Material Change of Use Application

Public Notification Period for the petition is from 24 January to 8 March 2013, please ensure you sign within this period. Thanks.

Scenic Rim Adventure Park now operates its 4WD and Camping business on site 636 Tamrookum Creek Road, Innisplian QLD 4285. Only a small portion of the property currently has a zoned section other than rural, therefore Scenic Rim Adventure Park are currently applying for an Impact Assessable Development Application for a Material Change of Use over land located at 636 Tamrookum Creek Road, Innisplain, legally described as Lot 41 W 311658 and Lot 101 WD 602.

Scenic Rim Adventure Park Pty Ltd is a corporation formed under the laws of the State of Queensland, Australia. Scenic Rim Adventure Park has identified family recreation as its primary interest and to that end; the company has focused its efforts on the development of an outdoor adventure park to provide quality family entertainment activities to the communities in the Scenic Rim and the Greater South East Queensland Region.

Quality family recreation in the outdoors is the focus of Scenic Rim Adventure Park. The company's new proposed adventure park site will be designed to provide the type of family entertainment and adventure the current market demands. The Park’s core business will offer four wheel driving, bush walking tracks, children's playground and camping grounds, monthly 4WD challenges, 4WD guided tours and 4WD awareness training courses. Other activities onsite will include abseiling, flying fox, rope course and mountain bike riding.

As part of the Local Government application process, Scenic Rim Adventure Park are required to go through a public notification period. During this period the general public have the opportunity to show support for the application either by writing their own letters of support or by participating in this online petition.

Governments are taking away the rights of recreational four wheel driving in national parks and other public spaces, so if they don't approve and support businesses such as Scenic Rim Adventure Park which a private property dedicated areas for this great recreational past-time, soon there will be no where for recreational four wheel driving.

Please get behind this petition and show your support, also personalised letters showing support would be greatly appreciated also. Just list the lot details above and send your personalised letters to 636 Tamrookum Creek Road Innisplain QLD 4285 or email
Thank you for your support.

6. Create Recreational Music and Rehearsal Facility

The local community makes the efforts of the local music entertainment industry difficult due to city noise ordinance limitations combined with neighborhood populations.

Police forces are sometimes called to assess these situations, sometimes issuing tickets, at sporadic times when they could very well be performing their civic duties in areas that are more worthy of their time.

The populace are also, at times, disturbed by the efforts of local musicians due to disagreements in genre/times of play/various other reasons.

7. Get Stephanie Meyer to Publish Midnight Sun

Sign this petition to get Stephanie Meyer to publish Midnight Sun (the 5th book in the Twilight series) for teens. Her rough draft was put online and it has been printed and sold. She is very upset and doesn't want to publish it anymore.

Please sign!

8. Stop Proposed Sydney Marine Park

A Plan has been released to the state government for a proposed Marine Park Stretching from South Sydney up to the Central coast.

If this marine park was to go ahead recreational and commercial fishing WILL banned.

9. Save The Recreational Fisherman

President Bush is considering using the American Antiquities Act of 1906 to create marine national monuments in our offshore waters. These waters encompass some of our most prolific fishing areas thus creating large marine protected areas(MPAs) that we the American public will never be able to fish again.

This will have devastating impact to the local economy. With the President's signature alone this act will undermine the democratic system our country is founded on, not to mention overriding the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation Act that requires a public process, ongoing review, and input from all user groups in order to create a marine restricted area.

The areas that are being considered are high spots, ridges, and reefs in The Gulf of Mexico, East Coast of Florida, Georgia, Carolinas, and Pacific Ocean Island areas.

The goal of this petition is to let President Bush know that we DO NOT APPROVE of his use of the Antiquities Act to manage our fisheries and oceans as they are complex and require a more science based approach.

10. Prohibit long-term parking of a recreational vehicle in a driveway

To Stow City Council:

There is a safety concern regarding the parking of recreational vehicles in residential driveways.

They osbstruct the view of the road when crossing the street (children) and backing into a street.

11. Stop the Artificial Wetland

July 26, 2006

The floodplain adjacent to brentwood crescent has been maintained as a recreational facility for the residents of Belmont by the neighbours adjacent to the floodplain for the past 18 years with the knowledge and permission of KCCA and Municipality of Central Elgin.

In fact, the neighbours have planted over 100 trees to naturalize and beautify the area at their own cost.

This year, KCCA and Central Elgin decided to "naturalize the area" to include adding a perimeter fence, trees and an artificial wetland. Correspondance with the brentwood neighbours has been adversarial.

The floodplain is no longer usable for recreational activities.

12. Zoning of the Kanata Woodlands in the Beaverpond Area

We are sending this e-mail and message to you because of your interest in preserving environmental land in the area north of the Beaverpond/Kizzel Drain.

A proposal by the City of Ottawa to amend the City of Ottawa Official Plan and Zoning to allow a subdivision to accommodate some 3,000 homes in an area which has significant environmental value has been appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) by a group of Kanata Lakes/Beaverbrook residents as well as the Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association and the Greenspace Alliance of Canada's Capital.

The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Hearing of the appeals will be held at the Walter Baker Centre (Kanata Recreation Centre) on Terry Fox Drive (100 Walter Baker Place) and will commence at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2005.

The evening of November 9, 2005 has been set aside to hear the views of the public at large. The Public Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday November 9, 2005 for the Walter Baker Centre commencing at 7:00 p.m. You can attend both the formal sessions during the day and, in particular, the public session which we encourage you to attend and to give your view to the OMB - verbally, in writing, with photographs or a combination.

If the development proceeds as proposed, a significant portion of the community heritage and its forest will be lost along with the attendant recreational and natural environmental amenities.

The OMB gives serious consideration to the views of the public, particularly when there is a strong contingent of the public making representations to the Board on issues being considered.

13. Bailey's Crusade: dog park for Sarnia

The City of Sarnia has no off-leash area in which dog owners can allow their pets to run freely and become socialized with other animals.

Proper socialization of dogs will make for a safer community. Therefore, as dog owners in Sarnia, we have begun this petition to bring the need of a dog park to the attention of the City Council and Park and Recreation Department.

14. 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.


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.

15. West Point Playground Restoration

The community of West Point, Hempfield Township PA (located east of Pittsburgh) had at one time a playground. The Government failed to maintain the land and the playground since closed, posted "NO TRESSPASSING". ALL other Hempfield housing plans have a township run/owned playground except us. The land is there, we want the township to simply clean it up, put some swings and a basketball hoop on it so that our children can enjoy it.

Why should we be excluded from having a recreational area when we pay the same taxes as other township residents.

16. Yellowstone National Park Responsible Access

NPS Announces Public Comment Period for Yellowstone Snowmobile Rules.

Everyone who would like to responsibly enjoy Yellowstone National Park in the Winter needs to respond. Quickly Or it may be closed during the winter this year forever

The National Park Service (NPS) has proposed a rule requiring that most recreational snowmobiles entering Yellowstone National Park meet specific air and sound requirements and be accompanied by a trained guide. The proposed rule also dictates daily limits on the number of snowmobiles allowed in the park. These guidelines result from the March 25, 2003 Record of Decision that addressed the impacts of oversnow recreational vehicle use in the park. Details of the proposal are available at The NPS is accepting comments regarding the rule until October 14, 2003. Comments can be sent to Yellowstone National Park, Planning Office, PO Box 168, Yellowstone NP, WY 82190, or online at

17. Address the issues of continuous conflicts within the recreation department of Plaquemines Parish.

Throughout the entire 2003 recreational baseball season, there has been continuous confusion and conflict, which we feel originates from the new P.P. Recreational Supervisor, Catherine V. Billiot. We are quite concerned that these problems will continue to escalate and will not be resolved until someone intervenes.

1. Game schedules, times and dates, have constantly changed throughout the season and Parish, causing confusion and inconvenience to all involved.

2. Mrs. Billiot is very rude and disrespectful and speaks to people as if they are children. She has the attitude that she's "THE BOSS" (which she has repeatedly stated to coaches, parents, parish employees and others involved) and things will be her way, with no compromise or discussion.

3. There is obvious partiality toward the Buras area by Mrs. Billiot. An example of this is the number of games played in Boothville and Port Sulphur compared to the games played in Buras. This includes tournaments.

18. Legalise marijuana for recreational use

The plant that has been used as a recreational drug since pre Sumerian times is widley used among today's societies. The drug is kept illegal by a government that is only following the propaganda of a 1936 media tycoon who claimed the plant to be the devil's weed and brought in the name marijuana which is the Mexican word for weed.

The drug is less harmful than cigarettes and has a much more socially acceptable effect on people than alcohol.

So tell the government to get with the times and legalise this plant for everyday use. This could be an historic petition of national and worlwide importance. Plese sign.