WA drug harm inquiry recommends health focus instead of criminal penalties

A parliamentary inquiry has called for a stronger health focus instead of criminal penalties to reduce harm from illicit drugs, to increase support for drug addicted Western Australians. The inquiry has recommended a shift from a criminal justice approach, with inquiry the parliamentary select committee stating that users should be able to receive support “rather…

Medicinal Marijuana To Trial In WA

A WA company has received a licence to cultivate medicinal marijuana, which has led to controversy surrounding the many questions this created. -Will this lead to the legalisation of marijuana? -Will this mean anyone can access marijuana? -Will doctors be prescribing it to you soon? Australian Medical Association WA, President, Dr Andrew Miller set the…

Ad Blitz To Tackle Alcohol And Drug Abuse

This story is written by WAMN Journalist Daniel Edwards. A new State-wide health campaign starting today is aimed at the consequences alcohol consumption has on the human body organs. About one in four West Australians are drinking at risky levels. Long term alcohol consumption can cause stroke, liver, heart disease, and cancer. Mental Health Minister…