The war on drugs is over. At least that seems to be the case with marijuana. The fact representing this statement comes by way of the Australian government cutting funds for a weed addiction support centre. Apparently, the plant-based drug is not an issue anymore. So, smoke up everyone.
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT CHILLS OUT OVER MARIJUANA
In 2007, Australia formed a centre focused on helping those “addicted” to marijuana. According to this very same centre, upwards of two million Australians use the drug each year. Furthermore, 250,000 of these are addicted. For the past ten years, the Australian Government provided up to $3 million dollars annually. However, enough is enough. The end is near for this once monument of salvation.
GOVERNMENT CEASES FUNDING ON NEWS EVE; 2017 THE YEAR FOR MARIJUANA
On December 31, the Australian government will stop funding. Hence, 2017 is the year marijuana smokers are waiting for. With more positive information spreading around the world, the iron grip on spot smokers is finally beginning to weaken. However, not all feel that way. Some think that closing the centre is detrimental to addicts. Instead, they will take to the internets and look up information on pro-legalisation websites. Web sites that tell them the plant is safe for consumption.
GOVERNMENT DECISION SPARKS MARIJUANA DEBATE
Now, there is a huge need for consistent, evidence-based information in regards to weed. Now that the centre is closed, an all out info war will take place. Who’s right and who’s wrong is anyone’s guess. All we know now is that the feds don’t want any part in it. Instead, Australia turns their attention to “ice” or meth. Even though the user base is far smaller than pot, they find the drug to have a larger, negative impact on society compared to that of weed. The coming years will be crucial in determining the truth of that belief.