Legalise Tasmania


Legalise Tasmania is a Branch of the Federal Party.

The Legalise Party has a State Branch in Tasmania to campaign locally for Cannabis law reform in the medical, recreational and industrial use of the whole plant.

What does this mean for Taswegians?

  • Cannabis means – jobs, current “black market” income becomes legitimate and taxable
  • Cannabis means – a safer recreational alternative to alcohol and other drugs
  • Cannabis means – safer medical options for chronic disease, less toxic medicines
  • Cannabis means – more environmentally friendly large scale Industrial crops of all uses
  • Cannabis in a legal regulated market means – more options for people on many levels

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Legalise Party Tasmania

The inaugural President of HEMP Tasmania is Matt Owen (0404 204080) of Launceston, who has substantial experience as the former NORML representative here and is long time supporter of hemp in all its forms.

Membership is growing consistently, and the Party is determined to give Cannabis users/growers in Tasmania, both a voice to convey their concerns over the costs of prohibition in society and a political vehicle to carry that voice into Parliament.

The Tasmania Branch is in Hobart with a sub-branch in Launceston.

Since being implemented in Australia from 1929, personal usage has grown to up to 40% of the population.

Scientific knowledge of the plant’s effects and biochemistry has grown greatly in that time. A needless cost to society in personal and economic terms can quickly be turned into a productive benefit via legal regulated business and personal grow rights.

People have the right to choose; it’s time time to activate that choice. Cannabis prohibition simply hasn’t worked.

HEMP Tasmania invites anyone to join, membership is free. So if you are interested in a legal Cannabis world, please join up along with others who feel the same way to make legalisation a reality.

Tasmania should take the steps towards the Full Legalisation of Cannabis and Hemp.

Decriminalisation may sound like a fair concept but this does not remove it from being criminal.

With the act of Decriminalisation, the policing is still controlled by the police.

No new jobs are created and there is no change to the culture or beliefs people hold. Hotels for example are policed by licencing boards, health inspectors etc. All of the alcohol is produced with quality control check points, everything is monitored and records are kept. The number of Jobs generated including 4 or more different industries just to get one result, a drink served across a bar.

Cannabis and Low THC Hemp have thousands of applications. The amount of Industries & Jobs which could be formed is unfathomable. Tax, lot’s of areas the government could tax.

With the full legalisation of Cannabis the police could focus on what they are supposed to Crime and helping people.

I believe people should be aloud to grow a plant in the back yard just as people can brew home brew beer if they choose, with out a licence. The fact is, if cannabis was legal there would be more chance people would purchase it from a certified dispensary or cannabis sales outlet (cafe, hotel) rather than grow their own, knowing that what they have purchased has come from a shop not some dude in his back shed who is questionable towards even being over 18years old.

If a person chooses to grow a lot than they should register as a primary business. Recently for those Taswegians who enjoy a recreational smoke and more seriously those who use cannabis for it’s medical properties had to endure what is commonly known as the dry season. This happens each year between the months of November through to March. During this time diminished cannabis supplies (due to people demand and use during the months of April through to Oct- Nov) become very sought after.

Prices during the dry season exceed ridiculous, this last season I heard of under a gram of cannabis being sold for $25, that equates to over $700 for an ounce.

During the wet season it would be worth $250 or most likely less. Another reason why Cannabis should be legal and sold in outlets that are licensed not just simply decriminalised.

I’m the acting president for the Tasmanian branch of the HEMP Party. Through the months of November to March. I was contacted every day by somebody looking for cannabis (sometimes people calling each few weeks, others random and a lot seeking for medical needs).

Unfortunately for them I don’t deal with sales of cannabis and there are so many aspects of the black market trade I really strongly disagree with so will only recommend, to try not buy small amounts of low grade cannabis for high amounts, tell the dealer “not worth the money” and you can help it leave them sitting on until the market is flowing again.

I work towards legalisation not support to the present state of things. My opinion Decriminalisation, other than have people relax towards slap on the wrist offences, doesn’t really change much at all.

Full Legalisation is what Tasmania should be trying to achieve. Industries, Jobs, Professionalism.

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Producing Industrial Hemp in Tasmania

Tasmanian research data from the Forthside Research Station showed that up to 15 t/ha of dry stem can be produced from one planting. It is also possible to grow two crops in the same season if an early (September) and a late (December) sowing were carried out on the same site.

The Tasmanian Government is developing a Controlled Access Scheme (CAS) to allow patients to access unregistered medical cannabis products under prescription from their treating medical specialist, in limited circumstances where conventional treatment has been unsuccessful.

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