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Lisa Wilkinson’s ex Project co-host responds to her call for medical marijuana users to drive 

The Project host Lisa Wilkinson has been criticised by a former colleague for backing a brand new plan to ease restrictions round medical hashish.

Wilkinson, 62, raised eyebrows on Sunday when she stated it was ‘widespread sense’ for medical hashish users in Australia to be allowed to drive.

Meshel Laurie, who has been a vocal critic of The Project since leaving the Channel 10 present in 2019, responded on Instagram by joking that Wilkinson had a vested curiosity in selling hashish.

Pictured: Lisa Wilkinson

The Project host Lisa Wilkinson (proper) has been criticised by former colleague Meshel Laurie (left) for backing a brand new plan to ease restrictions round medical hashish 

‘Just invested in a hashish farm little question,’ Laurie, 49, sarcastically captioned a screenshot of a Daily Mail Australia article about Wilkinson’s remarks.

She added an eye-roll emoji and a crying-with-laughter emoji.

Laurie, who now runs her personal profitable podcast company, deleted her publish on Monday morning.

The Project co-hosts Hamish Macdonald (left) and Wilkinson (right) agreed on Sunday there should be 'common sense' cannabis laws in Australia

The Project co-hosts Hamish Macdonald (left) and Wilkinson (proper) agreed on Sunday there needs to be ‘widespread sense’ hashish legal guidelines in Australia 

Laurie responded by joking that Wilkinson had a vested interest in promoting cannabis

Laurie responded by joking that Wilkinson had a vested curiosity in selling hashish 

Daily Mail Australia is just not suggesting Wilkinson has a vested curiosity in enjoyable drug legal guidelines in Australia, or that she has plans to finance a authorized hashish farm.

Laurie was merely making a joke.

Greens senator David Shoebridge introduced the progressive’s occasion’s push to legalise the drug in a controversial draft invoice to be launched for public session later this year – earlier than hitting the ground of parliament for vote someday subsequent year.

Part of the proposed laws would enable medical hashish users to legally get behind the wheel of a automobile – one thing already permitted within the state of Tasmania so long as drivers should not impaired.

‘Surely that is simply widespread sense,’ Wilkinson stated of the distinction between driving after utilizing medicinal hashish for ache and driving after utilizing it recreationally.

Laurie who has been a vocal critic of The Project since leaving the Channel 10 show in 2019. (Pictured on The Project with Waleed Aly, Wilkinson and Anthony Lehmann)

Laurie who has been a vocal critic of The Project since leaving the Channel 10 present in 2019. (Pictured on The Project with Waleed Aly, Wilkinson and Anthony Lehmann)

‘This is docs speaking to police and – a field being ticked. Tasmania, as is so typically the case, will get it proper.’

The Greens, on the again of their federal election success in May, are hoping to put stress on Anthony Albanese’s Labor authorities to go the invoice permitting hashish to be legalised in Australia for personal use.

‘More than 40 per cent of Australians sooner or later have smoked hashish and having the legislation make that 40 per cent of Australians criminals is simply plain ridiculous,’ Greens senator David Shoebridge instructed 9News

‘We need to legislate to legalise hashish by the top of subsequent year.’

He stated Australians have been instructed to wait for hashish legislation reform for too lengthy, including that extra hurt to the group is being inflicted by ‘policing the drug’.

Though the states have constantly stated no to legalising hashish, constitutional lawyer Patrick Keyzer stated the Federal Government can override them.

Greens senator David Shoebridge announced the progressive's party's push to legalise the drug in a controversial draft bill to be released for public consultation later this year - before hitting the floor of parliament for vote sometime next year. Pictured is a woman smoking a joint

Greens senator David Shoebridge introduced the progressive’s occasion’s push to legalise the drug in a controversial draft invoice to be launched for public session later this year – earlier than hitting the ground of parliament for vote someday subsequent year. Pictured is a girl smoking a joint

‘It’s occurred in Canada and in lots of states within the U.S. and the world hasn’t caved in,’ he stated.

For greater than two years, the ACT has allowed adults to possess up to 50g of dried or 150g of contemporary hashish.

It has additionally been authorized for individuals to develop two vegetation per particular person and smoke it at house for personal use.

AFL legend Barry Hall (left, with partner Lauren Brant) revealed he had used cannabis to help manage pain in the past

AFL legend Barry Hall (left, with companion Lauren Brant) revealed he had used hashish to assist handle ache previously

The Coalition authorities below Scott Morrison did nothing to cease it.

Professor Keyzer stated the Federal Government may at any time have disallowed that laws, however selected not to. 

Jamaica, Mexico, Malta, Germany, Uruguay, South Africa, the Netherlands, Portugal and numerous states within the U.S. are simply a number of the locations which have all made personal hashish use authorized.

In Australia, 260,000 scripts have been stuffed for medicinal hashish in simply six years.

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THC AND CBD

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are each derived from the hashish plant. 

Together, they’re a part of the cannabinoid group of compounds present in cannabis, hash oil, and most strains of marijuana. 

THC is the psychoactive compound accountable for the euphoric, ‘excessive’ feeling typically related to marijuana.

THC interacts with CB1 receptors within the central nervous system and brain and creates the sensations of euphoria and anxiousness. 

CBD doesn’t match these receptors effectively, and truly decreases the results of THC, and isn’t psychoactive. 

CBD is assumed to assist scale back anxiousness and irritation. 

About half of all prescriptions handed out have been issued in Queensland, the place a assessment is at present below means to study whether or not sufferers needs to be exempt from drug driving prosecutions.

AFL legend Barry Hall instructed the Sunday Project he had used non-psychoactive medical hashish oil that doesn’t comprise THC to assist him sleep after his gruelling athletic career.

‘I’ve tried the CBD oil as a result of I get a number of ache and have a little bit of hassle sleeping, that was a very long time in the past now however I put a few drops below the tongue and slept like a child,’ the previous Sydney Swans star stated. ‘It actually labored for me.’

‘But I did get the oil from Nimbin and I believe there might need been a contact of THC in it,’ Hall joked.

‘Because earlier than I went to mattress I had 4 packing containers of Cheezels and a block of chocolate.’

A Federal Government spokesperson stated it isn’t going to legalise hashish, however the Greens say they are going to introduce the laws anyway.

One of the individuals who could profit from a change within the legislation is Scott Ford, who makes use of medicinal hashish due to accidents suffered throughout almost 20 years within the RAAF. 

The former flight sergeant served in Iraq and Afghanistan with the excursions of responsibility that left bodily and emotional scars.

He lives with continual ache because of a fall in coaching and likewise victims from a variety of different accidents.

‘I acquired to the purpose that the ache specialist stated, ‘You cannot hold utilizing opioids. So you might have to have a look at different choices’.’

The possibility his physician prompt was medicinal hashish. Mr Ford is one among 70,000 authorized hashish sufferers in Australia, a lot of whom embrace veterans. 

Under present legal guidelines, Mr Ford is susceptible to shedding his driving licence each time he will get behind the wheel, though the treatment doesn’t have an effect on his capability to function a automobile.

For Mr Ford, legislative change cannot come quickly sufficient.  

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (pictured on September 14) will be pressured by the Greens to support their bill to legalise cannabis use

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (pictured on September 14) might be pressured by the Greens to assist their invoice to legalise hashish use

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