“People see that little leaf on the end too.”
The Greens are also proposing the legalisation of the drug, as well as a regulated market with quality control, a ban on advertising, and the establishment of an agency to issue licenses.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson could be edged out of her Senate seat. Source: AAP
If Legalise Cannabis Australia manages to edge out Senator Hanson, criminal defence solicitor Bernard Bradley will take the Senate spot.
After each federal election, the AEC distributes money to eligible political parties, candidates and Senate groups to reimburse them for their election spending, provided they receive at least four per cent of first preference votes in an election. With about a third of the votes counted, the Legalise Cannabis Party has about 6.6 per cent at the moment.
Criminal defence solicitor Bernard Bradley is the Queensland Senate hopeful for the Legalise Cannabis Australia Party.
With this money, Mr Balderstone would like to run a bigger campaign next election, gunning for the lower house.
It’s the sixth seat at stake here.
Jarryd Bartle, a sessional lecturer in criminal law at Melbourne’s RMIT University and a consultant to government business and community organisations on drug issues, said though support for legal recreational use had risen, this weekend’s results should not be oversimplified.
“We actually saw that referendum fail.”