Legalising recreational marijuana ‘could help revive Northern Territory’s struggling tourism industry’ LEGALISING recreational marijuana could help revive the Northern Territory’s struggling tourism industry. Debbie Turner, marketing manager for Darwin backpackers Youth Shack and Chillis, said legalisation would lead to an influx of tourists keen to get high, similar to that experienced by states in the US that decriminalised the drug. Ms Turner said, if done properly, pot to
A NT government trial to grow marijuana at an undisclosed location in Katherine has met with success. The NT Government is pleased with the success of growing a trial plot of medicinal marijuana in Katherine. So much so that new laws might saw allow the commercial cultivation of the crop here. The NT Government is expected to approve the creation of a commercial hemp industry by the end of the year. The move follows other successful trials in southern states and Federal Gover
Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner. Picture: Justin Kennedy A parliamentary committee in the Northern Territory will examine the possibility of decriminalising all drugs, as Chief Minister Michael Gunner opened the door to a new “health approach” to the issue. Assistant Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Jeff Collins, who has been lobbying for drug decriminalisation, will lead the committee, which will report back in August next year. “It’s certa
The Northern Territory is interested in developing a marijuana industry. Marijuana for recreational use could be decriminalised and legally grown for medicinal and industrial purposes in moves that would make the Northern Territory the most pot-friendly place in Australia. Chief Minister Michael Gunner said his government was very interested in the Territory's potential to cultivate hemp and medical marijuana, boosting the economy and jobs. Federal laws legalised growing medi
The TGA has raised the alarm about false claims. Medicinal cannabis patients are being targeted by US companies that falsely claim the TGA wants them to supply cannabidiol (CBD products). The TGA has warned that US companies are illegally exporting CBD and hemp products to Australian patients on the back of false and misleading claims. At least one company claims it has been invited to register its CBD products on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) to
Legislation to allow states and territories to legalise and regulate cannabis has been introduced to parliament by Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm.
Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm has introduced legislation to parliament to legalise cannabis.
Senator Leyonhjelm has been a long-time supporter of allowing recreational use of cannabis and last month backed the Greens' plan to make the drug legal.
He introduced a private senator's bill to the Senate on
Victorian premier Daniel Andrews legalised medicinal marijuana. A $16 million medicinal marijuana cultivation and production hub could come to Myrtleford or the North East, with producer Canopy Growth still searching for a base. Alpine mayor Ron Janas said the shire would have no objections to the company developing in the region. In April, Canada’s Canopy Growth announced they would set up southern headquarters and production in Victoria. Former tobacco farmers in Myrtleford