1. The World Will Not Collapse into Chaos
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3. Cannabis sativa L., is a Therapeutic Herb and Hemp is a Complete Nutritional Source
Cannabis sativa L., is;
lherbaceous - denoting or relating to herbs (in the botanical sense),
lusually dioecious - either exclusively male or exclusively female,
lor monoecious - having the stamen (male, pollen-containing anther and filament) and the pistil (female, ovule-bearing) in the same plant (hermaphrodite).
Thus, as the Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party of Australia so rightly point out, cannabis is a herb. A high-resin crop, cannabis is generally planted about 1.2-1.5m (four to five feet) apart and mostly used for its medicinal/therapeutic leaves and buds. Hemp is a low-resin crop, generally planted about 10 cm (four inches) apart, mostly used for its versatile stalk and seed. Different types of cannabis are classified as strains and different kinds of hemp are classified as varieties and cultivars. Whole hemp seed is additionally comprised of approximately 20-25% protein, 20-30% carbohydrates, and 10-15% fibre, along with trace minerals. A complete source of all essential amino and fatty acids, hemp seed oil is a complete nutritional source. In addition, constituents exist within the oil that have been shown to exhibit pharmacological activity.
*There is no officially listed Lethal Dose in humans for cannabis, the Lethal Dose (LD50) in humans for alcohol (ethanol) is approximately 0.7g/kg.
lAUD$1.12 billion on law enforcement – two thirds of the total spend (66%)
lAUD$361 million on treatment – just over a fifth (21%)
lAUD$157 million on prevention – just under a tenth (9%)
lAUD$36 million on harm reduction – 2%
lState and territory government spending accounted for more than two thirds of the spend (69%)
9. Legalising Cannabis Helps Reduce the Black Market
10. Legalising Cannabis Creates Jobs
adapted from Top 10 Arguments in Favour of Legalising Cannabis
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