To my aussie bretheren, As Im sure many of you know there was an feature story last night on channel 7 Sunday Night program about young 24yr old Dan Haslam and his petition for access to medical MJ. here is the story- https://au.news.yahoo.com/sunday-night/features/a/24234836/marijuana-the-illegal-medicine/ The opportunity for change is at hand. Its time to come out of the shadows & be counted. This terminally ill young man and his family appear to be the beacons to champion access to MMJ here in Oz. Alan Jones is on board and there already seems to be a softening of the original Govt stance. Pls sign the petition here- if you are able, pls encourage friends and family to do so. http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitio...s-for-people-with-terminal-cancer-like-my-son Here are the details to contact your state & federal health ministers. Pls email them and let them know of your support for MMJ. Peter Dutton Federal Minister for Health Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (07) 3205 9977 Fax: (07) 3205 5111 Dr Kim Hames WA Health Minister Phone 08)6552 5300 Email: Minister.Hames@dpc.wa.gov.au Lawrence Springborg QLD Health Minister Phone: 07 3035 6100 Email: Health@ministerial.qld.gov.au Michael Ferguson TAS Health Minister Phone 03) 6336 2427 Email: http://michaelferguson.com/contact/ Katy Gallagher ACT Health Minister Email: email@example.com Phone02) 6205 0840 Robyn Lambley NT Health Minister Email: Minister.Lambley@nt.gov.au Phone:08 8928 6534 David Davis VIC Health Minister Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone:03 9096 8561 Jillian Skinner NSW Health Minister Email:email@example.com Phone 02) 9228 5229 Jack Snelling SA Health Minister Phone: 08 8463 6270 Email: Minister.Health@health.sa.gov.au Here are some other links regarding Dan & very recent MMj publicity. http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/he...l-and-dan-haslam/story-fneuzlbd-1226956231626 https://au.news.yahoo.com/sunday-night/a/24241563/the-conversation-australia-needs-to-have/ http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2014/04/15/3986155.htm (article & radio interview with Lucy Haslam) http://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/the-project/extra/season-5/medical-marijuana?autoStart=true http://dansstory.com.au/ These people have really put themselves out there and into harms way by going public. But its true, its the conversation Australia needs to have. I urge all of you to pls take a few minutes to email & sign the petition. This media attention is creating an opportunity for us to have 'the talk' within the general space of our lives. You dont have to 'out' yourself, but voicing your opinion of compassion for the sick is a good thing. This is a chance to maybe change peoples minds or at least get them thinking about doing things differently. Maybe, just maybe the winds of change have started to blow over here & any start is a good start.