THE Shepparton branch of the Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party have notified the public that they will soon be undertaking a re-greening project planting cannabis seeds in strategic areas throughout the Shepparton region.
The project is intended to be a grassroots direct action initiative to local, state and federal governments in an effort to legalize cannabis. The project in particular will be directed at the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations regarding their Green Corps program.
Shepparton Branch President, Ryan Fletcher says that the environmental benefits of cannabis have a significant social, economic and political advantage to Australians by providing recreational, medicinal and industrial usages to consumers.
“Industrially there are over 55,000 uses for cannabis ranging from food, bio-diesel fuel, fibre/fabric, paper, plastics, rope, building material, moulded panels, car components, wallpaper, acoustic baffling, barn bedding for farm animals, cosmetics and supplements.
“Medicinally cannabis provides treatment for conditions/ailments as diverse as: weight loss, insomnia, neurogenic pain, movement disorders, asthma, glaucoma, adrenal disease, inflammatory bowel disease, migraines, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, diabetes, alcohol abuse, collagen-induced arthritis, asthma, bipolar disorder, colorectal cancer, HIV-Associated Sensory Neuropathy, depression, dystonia, digestive diseases such as Crohns disease, gliomas, hepatitis C, Huntington’s disease, leukemia, skin tumors, MRSA, Parkinson’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, psoriasis, sickle-cell disease, anorexia and Tourette syndrome to name a few.
“Recreationally cannabis can be inhaled in a variety of methods such as bongs, rolled (i.e. spliffs, joints and blunts), vaporizers or hookahs. Cannabis can also be ingested in a variety of baked and processed goods such as cookies, brownies, cakes, ice-cream, candies/sweets and even chewing gum. Although cannabis is far less dangerous than alcohol in any of these previous forms cannabis can also be made into alcohol (i.e. hemp beer).
“We at the Help End Marijuana Prohibition Party whole heartedly believe that the current status of cannabis is morally and ethically repugnant and we will seek to non-violently oppose present legislation in order to bring about our reforms.”
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