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Social Supply – NRL Arrests

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March 13, 2015

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The use and supply of prohibited drugs, primarily by young people, has been a cause of concern in local media and the community in recent times. Campaigns run in print media have denounced the legal system's approach with respect to the use and supply of prohibited drugs, calling on stiffer sentencing. It has been a difficult issue to escape. In late February, seven current or former Gold Coast Titans players and Karmichael Hunt of the Queensland Reds were served with notices, by the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission,to attend court. The […]


Medicinal Cannabis – Changes hit the big smoke

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October 23, 2014

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Changes to legislation surrounding the legality of medicinal cannabis are afoot in New South Wales after recommendations made by Nationals MP Kevin Anderson. The proposed new laws mirror the approach taken in numerous countries, including the United States of America. About 20 countries – as well as more than 20 states in the United States – have legalised medical cannabis. Premier Mike Baird announced in September that a clinical trial will be run by a working party in NSW and will report back by the end of the 2014. Further to […]


Not Guilty Verdict in State’s First Major Drug Analogue Case

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September 2, 2014

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Two weeks ago a District Court Judge found two men not guilty of all charges in New South Wales’s first major drug analogue case. The defendants were represented by Armstrong Legal. The drug analogue provisions are an interesting area of law. They were developed in an attempt to keep one step ahead of clandestine chemists. The Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act NSW contains a schedule of numerous prohibited drugs. Any substance on that list is illegal to possess, manufacture or supply. However, relying on the list alone leaves a gaping loophole. […]

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