The HEMP Celebration is overjoyed with the choice of a Jury at the Downing Centre District Court who identified Dr Andrew Katelaris Not Guilty of all charges in relation to the provide of healthcare cannabis to individuals, such as critically ill young children.
HEMP Celebration President Michael Balderstone mentioned, “This choice has been a extended time coming for the courageous excellent Medical doctor. We’re seeing the Courts ignore the strict rule of law of cannabis when it comes to its healthcare use. Dr Katelaris has place his life into bringing to light the prospective of healing with Cannabis and it is heartening to see him lastly get some results.”
The momentous court ruling is a strategic win for healthcare cannabis advocates about the nation who are incensed by the media and federal government continually reporting that healthcare cannabis is legal in Australia.
Mr Balderstone added, “The new get in touch with will be for the healthcare profession, police and the judiciary to stand aside and permit governments and the citizens to create a meaningful healthcare cannabis regime that addresses the desires and issues of more than 100 000 Australian working with illicit cannabis just about every day for healthcare purposes.”.
This specific case against the outspoken cannabis law reform advocate was sparked by an interview in which Dr Katelaris invited a journalist to film inside a secret cultivation and production area in a suburban residence. Inside days of the story getting aired police arrested Dr Katelaris who was at some point jailed, bailed, re jailed, re bailed and now has been identified Not Guilty of any criminal acts. In it is wisdom, the jury identified the defense of healthcare necessity suitable and the Judge abides by the choice.
HEMP Celebration secretary Andrew Kavasilas mentioned, “it seems the Courts have removed the healthcare profession, the need to have for scientific proof and police from the debate. This is precisely how it began in Canada in 2002 which triggered the government to initiate a healthcare cannabis regime, inside a year.”
Higher profile healthcare cannabis advocates like Lucy Haslam have been sceptical of current healthcare cannabis announcement and continue to push for fair and affordable access to traditional healthcare cannabis rather than high-priced and really hard to get cannabinoid medicines which are only offered by an Authorised Doctor’s recommendation.
Although there’s an increasingly considerable quantity of Australians turning to the black marketplace for their healthcare cannabis provide, HEMP Celebration statisticians are now producing the assertion that Australians use involving 420 to 750 kilograms of Cannabis just about every day.
“This could pretty properly be a turning point, I cannot see how police can continue to enforce laws that the public and judiciary merely do not assistance. It is now time for the Federal Government to listen pretty very carefully and do what ever it requires to acknowledge and bypass UN Drug Treaties, as Canada has now completed, which have hindered scientific investigation and healthcare use of cannabis at the international level,” added Mr Kavasilas.