Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Marijuana Too Toxic to Be Legal

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Marijuana Too Toxic to Be Legal

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Byline: Herschel Baker/Jo Baxter Drug Free Australia

A TOOWOOMBA family's campaign to reform medical cannabis law in Queensland has been overwhelmingly supported.

While everyone is entitled to their own opinion, the fact is that marijuana is a toxic substance that must be controlled responsibly.

To date, medical marijuana has not been endorsed by the Australian Medical Association and has not been authorised by the main body that regulates our medicines - the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

The toxic properties of marijuana and the damage they cause our bodies and brain are not matters of opinion or debate.

They have been conclusively found to be dangerous. This is not determined by judges, politicians, scientifically uneducated lawyers, or so-called "doctors" who might want to prescribe it.

It very sad to see that some people who are now or have been in positions of authority in the United States and now in Australia being so naive in regards to illegal drugs. …

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