While we’re ecstatic that a number of Legalise Cannabis WA representatives have made their way into parliament, and more Legalise Cannabis parties continue to grow across the country, it still disappoints us that our current leaders fail to see the logical conclusion that legalising cannabis is the right decision to make, and ultimately inevitable.
Australia has one of the largest numbers of dedicated legalise cannabis parties in the world. Yet multiple countries and regions around the world have already, or are planning to legalise recreational cannabis without the need of them.
So what’s the deal with Australia?
Some say the pharmaceutical companies have a tight hold on many of our politicians. Others believe the older generations have been bombarded with so much anti-cannabis propaganda over the past century, that they’re simply stuck in their ways. And a few believe our current leaders are too desperate to hang onto their power to make any changes that go against the grain, even if it’s for the greater good.
In truth, it’s all the above and more. Our politicians simply have too much on their plate at any given time to even have a reasonable conversation on cannabis legalisation. And that’s the exact reason every day Australians have finally had enough, deciding to form dedicated legalise cannabis parties – to almost force our leaders to have the conversation.
Unfortunately, even when the questions are posed in parliament to prompt discussion on the subject, or reports generated from inquiries into cannabis, they’re either instantly dismissed by premiers, or shut down with an inadequate response:
The state government has no plans to amend existing cannabis laws in Western Australia.
Cannabis is, without a doubt, Australia’s largest black market industry, generating billions in revenue every year. Yet our leaders continue to allow all that untaxed revenue to flow into the hands of outlaw bikie gangs and international criminal networks.
Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Mexico, Uruguay, and Georgia – all have or are planning to legalise recreational cannabis, without the need for dedicated cannabis parties, because their leaders realise it’s the logical decision. Yet here in Australia, our leaders rely on every day people to make the change for them