Calls Grow in Oz for Banning Kronic

by Kathy Jones on  June 4, 2011 at 5:43 PM Drug News
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Australia's premier health association has called on the government to ban synthetic cannabis from being freely available after it was found that even minors were able to easily buy this drug.
 Calls Grow in Oz for Banning Kronic
Calls Grow in Oz for Banning Kronic

The Australian Medical Association revealed that some of the popular synthetic cannabis versions such as Kronic also exhibit addictive nature with miners unable to kick the habit of smoking it in already dangerous working environments.

AMA WA president Dave Mountain said that rather than trying to urge the general population not to use such synthetic cannabis, the state government should instead ban such products and put them in the same category as other drugs of abuse.

"While it might be easier to call on people to be careful and to minimize potential harm there really is no other option but to ban their sale immediately so it matches the current approach to other drugs of abuse", Professor Mountain was quoted as saying by WA Today.

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This is so silly. When will they realize "banning" things that are bad for you isn't the way to go. Its been all the rage now for 50 years, I know, but why don't they listen to the latest report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy? The facts are in, banning doesn't work. If you're worried about kids getting it [and I am too], regulate it like we do with cigarettes and drink. Then adults can make their own choice, we can keep getting the tax we get from this silly "kronic" crap, problem solved. Banning it only pushes it underground. Also, side rant, this isn't "synthetic marijuana". Its nothing like marijuana, in effects and risks ("kronic" is toxic). Ironically it was created in reaction to public employees wanting to smoke weed but couldn't risk losing their jobs if they were drug tested. So prohibition has created a more dangerous drug. Ban this one and another one will pop up. IDIOTS. Thanks for reading.


Well angry_citizen, cigarettes have been regulated for decades and millions of underage kids smoke on a regular basis. Pushing a substance underground does not make it more available at all, in fact quite the opposite, it becomes harder to access as it is not available at every street corner in both legal and illegal form. That some minority of people will then access a more dangerous drug due to the ban is their decision, whilst millions of kids are protected from accessing the addictive drug in general. If it addictive, ban it, and those that really need it can get a medical prescription. Not idiotic at all, just plain common sense and a stronger desire to protect kids that to make life easier for addicts...


More people [particularly kids] will use weed this year (and next year...) in Australia than cigarettes. People who use weed are not such a minority.


Sales of Kronic are taking vital revenue away from dealers and bent cops. We should ban it immediately. Without the profits from low level drugs how can we expect organized crime to generate the capital to build new meth labs? Besides we need to protect important Australian cultural values. Our young folk shouldn't be sitting around stoned they should be out getting utterly spannered on bundy and coke and king hitting each other! Anyway nobody needs drugs. All those mine workers that spend three weeks slaving away in some desert dusthole really want in their one week off is to do healthy star jumps and sing Kumbaya at the local YMCA.


I bet you anything the Alcohol and Cigarette companies are the ones probably funding all this nonsense.


" might be easier to call on people to be careful and to minimize potential harm there really is no other option but to ban their sale immediately so it matches the current approach to other drugs of abuse” So we are going to immediately ban the sale of alcohol and cigarettes... about time too! These drugs of abuse kill thousands every year in Australia, cost the health system billions, and cause misery and violence when abused.

So why is tobacco and junk food still legal? all the people being paid thousands of dollars a week and still this crap goes on until the next dribble topic arises.Maybe coz 'our leaders' cant tax it.

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