A bill which seeks to legalise medicinal cannabis in Australia has been introduced to Parliament. This is certainly welcome news for those who have been calling for Australia to follow in the footsteps of the United States, where a number of states have already legalised medical marijuana.
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Cannabis use and abuse is growing among Australian women, and there is a marked difference in the way women use the substance compared to men, says Patrick Begley in an article for the Brisbane Times.
Australia has seen another synthetic cannabis death as a teenage boy was found dead in the Hunter Region of NSW over the weekend after allegedly smoking “Kronic”, says a report in News.com.au.
A controversial supplements program has proven to be the Essendon Football Club’s undoing, as a Melbourne court fined the Bombers $200,000 for what is seen as clear workplace safety breaches, says a report by Mark Dunn for the Herald Sun.
The Fair Work Commission in Perth has upheld the dismissal of an employee for drunken behaviour, essentially ruling that drunk employees who misbehave at work functions should be held accountable for their actions, according to an article from OHS Alert.
The death of another young man after taking a particularly bad batch of ecstasy pills at the Stereosonic Festival in Adelaide late last year has renewed calls for pill testing at music festivals and raves in Australia. Musicians, medical practitioners, parents of victims and people with varied backgrounds are now actively campaigning to get the…
You got to hand it to people. Like The Flash’s Cisco, the people who give drugs being sold on the street cool nicknames are indeed a creative bunch. However, while “Dr. Death”—the nickname given to para-methoxyamphetamine or PMA—sounds undoubtedly cool, there is nothing cool about what it can do to users. Dr. Death certainly lives up…
Cricket is one of the most popular sports in Australia. However, like in practically every sporting field, cricket has had its share of athletes who have returned positive drug tests. An article from News Nation lists some of the most famous names in cricket who have been involved in doping scandals.