Grant Clemency to Jenny Hallam
Grant Clemency to Jenny Hallam
Why this petition matters
We, the undersigned, request that amnesty is given to Ms Jenny Hallam, of Hillier, South Australia, relating to the supply of medical cannabis; and she be given exemption from prosecution so she can continue to provide her patients with medicine until the government can guarantee the supply of an affordable product that is deemed fit and proper by the people of Australia.
Its been almost a month since the raid on Jenny’s home took place and no charges have yet been laid. What is the go? We asked Jenny today and she told us:
“My lawyers have spoken with the Prosecution and have been told they are "waiting" but would not say exactly what they are waiting for. We have an idea and we are wanting to be ready when they do. We think they are waiting for it to die down so they can let it go away. To lay charges on me will just stir it all up again and they really don’t need the publicity.”
We need to keep pushing this petition so public opinion does NOT “ die down”. We need to keep it moving to reflect the outrage at what is being done systematically to our compassionate healers’ network and the extra unnecessary suffering it places on sick and dying Australians.
This recent string of raids nationwide is more than likely the handiwork of the Commonwealth ODC who pledged to clean up the illicit network of suppliers at its license briefing rounds. “When they finished the framework, then they would follow up” was the message. It seems they have remained true to their word and are causing infinitely more suffering to patients and providers than needs to be.
The raid on Jenny was the final straw for many of us. The catalyst for our overwhelming frustration with the “system”, its unjustifiable reasoning and stubborn refusal to see the truth.
Enough is Enough !
From this outrage, Cannabis users have become unified in their call for law reform. The end result has been the formation of the CannabisWarrior Coalition who have organised a series of rolling rallies and we invite you to join us.
On the 4th of January, police raided the home of arguably the most compassionate woman in Australia, who has been supplying medical cannabis FREE OF CHARGE to patients across Australia.
When outraged citizens contacted the SA police department, they were all met with the same cold response, "It's against the law". The police were told that people will suffer and some might even die because their medicine has been stolen, and their reply was, "I know." When told that the majority of Australians want it legal their reply was also, "I know. We are only doing our job."
Again, compassion and what is RIGHT, hides behind policy. The police know that it’s an unjust law, and are forced to comply with it to keep their jobs. The situation is absolutely absurd for everyone involved.
The cannabis community have been writing to politicians, phoning them, and meeting with them for over 2 years. The resultant action has been nothing but form letters quoting the UN treaty and other prohibitionist propaganda. Meanwhile, lobbyists and policy makers have developed the hideous idea that all cannabis needs to be pharmaceutical to work – this is simply not true, and Jenny Hallam’s patients are testament to that truth. This cannot go on.
The Will of the people is going unheeded; 97% of the community are in favour of medicinal cannabis and the number of supporters for full legalisation is growing daily. The benefits of removing the chains around cannabis far outweigh any perceived or imaginary risks. It’s time the “harm reduction” policy was updated and cannabis removed from the drug laws. Current scientific evidence abounds and it is stacking up on a daily basis.
It is evident, in nations around the world that have ended cannabis prohibition, that the prohibition of this natural plant does far more harm than good.
Jenny Hallam makes medicine for people all over Australia for FREE – We, the undersigned, request that amnesty is given to Ms Jenny Hallam, of Hillier, South Australia, relating to the supply of medical cannabis; and she be given exemption from prosecution so she can continue to provide her patients with medicine until the government can guarantee the supply of an affordable product that is deemed fit and proper by the people of Australia.
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- Adam KimberSouth Australian Director of Public Prosecutions
- John RauDeputy Premier of South Australia
- Grant StevensSA Commissioner of Police
- Peter MalinauskasSA Minister for Police