Medical Marijuana becomes legal
So … What else?
We share the can-do’s that were once illegal.
Medicinal cannabis will be available to those who need it most, thanks to sweeping changes announced recently by the Federal Government. (Stoners, rejoice.) Readily available on almost every corner in California*, the home of advocates such as Snoop Dog, it seems we are now set to follow suit.
Announced by Health Minister Greg Hunt, the move will see a boost to local supply and will loosen importation laws, meaning the wait for medical-approved use will no longer be months, but days.
“We want to make supply available but it has to be legal,” Mr Hunt told News.com.au.
This got us thinking – what else used to be illegal and is now totally legit? We look back at the crimes you now commit every day.
* With a totally legit certificate, of course.
Live in a den of thieves
Until 2005, it was illegal to be near or inside a house frequented by thieves. So you know longer have to worry if your flatmates have a touch of the Winona Ryder about them and take liberties with the self checkout at Coles.
As most Aussies are up and leaving to say G’day LA, just remember this is the country who banned the booze in the 1920s. Thankfully they now embrace the free pour.
It was, once upon a time, illegal to be in possession of more than 50kg of potatoes in Western Australia. Oh no wait, it still is the case.
Most of us see this as a chore (and let that be a lesson to you, people of the U S of A), but democratic privileges are a right and if you live on home turf, are mandatory.
But if you were a woman, you’ve only been able to hit the ballot box in Oz since 1902 (in NSW). Oh, but if you were Indigenous, it was 1962(!).
Today we take it for granted that we can spend a large bulk our hard-earned money on Tarot Readings, Kinesology, Mediums and other spiritual endeavors in order to assure ourselves of our own self worth / that you are WAY better off without him. Well, here’s the red hot: getting over that breakup would have been a hell of a lot harder during the Salem Witch Trials. Back then, witchcraft was illegal.
Gay rights took their time. One love since 1984.
Bikinis at Brighton Beach
Long, long ago, you were not allowed to swim at Victoria’s Brighton Beach until you were wearing neck-to-knee bathers. Thankfully for all of us who love to show a little skin, News.com.au did some fact-checking: ‘A spokesman for the council said Brighton Beach “does not have swimsuit requirements”, adding that a neck-to-knee bather requirement hadn’t even been recently repealed — so even if it was enforced at some stage, it was probably quashed a long, long time ago.’