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Medical Cannabis Users ‘Too Afraid’ Of Police To Submit On Bill

Medical Cannabis Users ‘Too Afraid’ Of Police To Submit On Bill

There are fears the Government’s medicinal cannabis Bill could be missing out on submissions from those who use the product, due to fears the police will use the information to arrest them. Submissions will close on the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill on Wednesday, March 21. “In some cases, they’ve already been hauled

There are fears the Government’s medicinal cannabis Bill could be missing out on submissions from those who use the product, due to fears the police will use the information to arrest them.

Submissions will close on the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill on Wednesday, March 21.

“In some cases, they’ve already been hauled over by police a few times for cultivation for personal medical uses.”

Users are concerned that if their name and story are on the public record, it would not be difficult for police to find them. Even those who do submit don’t want to admit to their own usage.

According to Mr. Le Brun, police generally turn a blind eye to medicinal cannabis users – but the second somebody is growing to ensure a stable supply it’s a problem.

“There is a high chance of some old-school police officer trawling the records for some cultivators, to get some low hanging fruit,” he said.

Full article at Newshub

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