An Australian Political Party Endorses Pot Legalization

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The Green Party in Australia has just come out in favor of cannabis legalization, making a big media splash in the country. The Greens are a significant party in the Land Down Under, and many observers agree this marks a watershed moment. But it will be a challenge for the Greens to win enough allies in Parliament to make marijuana legalization in Australia happen. In a statement issued April 16, the Australian Greens unveiled a “National Plan to Legalize Cannabis for Adult Use.” This is the first time a party with a substantial presence in Parliament — nine Senate seats and one in the House of Representatives — has embraced full marijuana legalization in Australia. In the statement, posted to the party website, Greens leader Richard Di Natale says: “The war on drugs has failed. Governments around the world are realizing that prohibition of cannabis causes more harm than it prevents. An Australian Political Party Endorses Pot Legalization

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