"It drives people away from getting help when they need it and exposes them to a unsafe black market", he said.
Calling Australia's current nanny state approach to illicit drugs an "unmitigated disaster", the Greens leader Richard Di Natale has unleashed the party's plans to "tightly regulate" the legal use of recreational marijuana - a move he explains would generate hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue. "It's time Australia joined them and legalised cannabis for adult use", Di Natale said.
"As someone who was a drug and alcohol doctor, I've seen how damaging the tough on drugs approach is to people", Senator Di Natale said. New South WalesGreens MP David Shoebridge recently announced a state policy manifesto that included the introduction of a tax of up to 10 per cent on the total wealth of Aussie billionaires in order to raise more money for public services. The plan would establish an Australian Cannabis Agency, which would have a complete monopoly on the production, supply, and sale of cannabis.
But the Australian Medical Association has "significant reservations" about the proposal.
"We have considerable concerns about the risk for the young brain and the possibility of bringing on psychosis, especially in the younger age group". "The courts are clogged with people [on drugs charges]", Bartone said.
Mastercard INC (MA) Shareholder Us Bancorp De Decreased Stake At current levels, Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) shares have been seen trading -0.81% away from the 20-day moving average. It is positive, as 46 investors sold MA shares while 492 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 71 raised stakes.
The Greens point out that numerous potential objections to cannabis use, such as addiction, teenage access, and clarity on its medical impact, are "not addressed by the current system", and that the party's policy is aimed at achieving "harm reduction".
'In a poll past year, 55 per cent of Australians said they believe cannabis should be taxed and regulated like alcohol or tobacco'.
Cannabis is being used as a "medical treatment" in some circumstances, while others smoke it for recreational purposes the same way some people "like a glass of wine in the evening", meaning it is time the drug was decriminalised.
Up to six plants could be grown for personal use and strict penalties would be imposed on selling cannabis to minors or without a licence.
Labor has accused the government of not doing enough to grant access to medicinal cannabis, particularly for blocking imports of cannabis products. The Australian Greens have promised this bill will be in parliament by the end of 2018.
The stock underperformed the S&P 500 by 37.68%. (ENB) by 113.71% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The company has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $43.67. (NYSE:DIN) to report earnings on May, 1.
The score ranges from zero to six where a 0 would indicate no evidence of book cooking, and a 6 would indicate a high likelihood. CIBC World Markets Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Nuance Communications during the fourth quarter worth about $176,000.
Kelly beat for years, detailed what he calls a "sex cult", that the singer operates out of his home in Atlanta . When Alexis joked that she could lose her job because of Staples' comments, Staples imagined what an R.
Blagojevich's lawyers had wanted the high court to take up his case to make clear what constitutes illegal political fundraising. The justices didn't comment Monday in letting stand the convictions and 14-year prison term the 61-year-old is serving.
Jeff Hardy kicked off Monday Night Raw on Monday by winning the United States Championship for the first time in his career. When he moved to SmackDown, he received a controversial push that ultimately brought him the WWE Championship and the U.S.
What is presumed to be the lead single off the project, " God's Plan " is now one of the hottest songs in the country. Last week, it became the the rapper's longest leading Billboard Hot 100 hit with 11 weeks in the No, 1 spot.
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Investors holded 205.51 million in 2017Q3 but now own 202.53 million shares or 1.45% less. 43,315 are held by Narwhal Cap Mngmt. The ratio fall due to RTN positioning: 36 sold and 374 reduced. 106 funds opened positions while 340 raised stakes.
The company has a market cap of $28,243.96, a P/E ratio of 20.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.20 and a beta of 0.49. Over the past 5 trading days, the stock has moved -0.82%.Over the past 12 weeks, the stock has seen a change of 4.34%.
Mplx Lp (MPLX) Rating Grow to Overweight at Citigroup Inc
Texas Yale Capital Corp increased its stake in Mplx Lp (MPLX) by 35.41% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. After $3.89 actual EPS reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.33% negative EPS growth.
Morgan Stanley (MS) Shares Sold by Macquarie Group Ltd.
Until leaving Morgan Stanley , New York-based Frost had been with the bank for more than 15 years, according to his LinkedIn page. The financial services provider reported $0.84 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.07.
Mourinho demands consistency from resurgent Pogba
Last season we finished sixth and this season we are going to finish, hopefully, second, ' he told Sky Sports . Probably because I won eight championships, I was not in the moon with the victory against them.
Bergeron line having its way with the Maple Leafs
The 31-year-old played on the top line in Game 1, but was bumped down to the fourth in the second period after going down 4-0. Rickard Rakell and Ryan Getzlaf will set the tone, and the Ducks win on the road and start to turn this series around.
Atletico Madrid ease to win over Levante
Atletico Madrid eased to a 3-0 win at home over Levante to strengthen its hold on second place in the Spanish league on Sunday. Elsewhere in Spain on Sunday, John Guidetti's early goal gave Alaves a 1-0 win at Eibar , lifting them up to 15th in La Liga.
American woman wins Boston Marathon, first in 33 years
Coming in right behind Linden, American runner Sarah Sellers finished second in today's women's race, with a time of 2:44:05. At the beginning of her Boston Marathon race, Desiree Linden was not sure if she had enough to make it to the finish line.
Nokia X mystery phone teased, may launch April 27 as a reboot
According to NokiaPowerUser , the Nokia 3 smartphones in India have started receiving the stable version of Android 8.0 Oreo. It is now unknown whether this will be a smartphone that will launch globally, or be reserved for certain Asian markets.
Prudential Financial (PRU) Earns News Impact Rating of 0.27
Zacks Investment Research upgraded Prudential Financial from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company's stock.
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