16 August, 2016. 17:40
CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has been videotaped humming along Cypress Hill’s ‘Hits From The Bong’ while inspecting the first crop of medicinal cannabis in a secret facility.
The footage, which is the first time Premier Andrews has been ‘officially’ filmed alongside hydroponic kush since the 1970s, comes as the state’s first chair of the Independent Medical Advisory Committee for medicinal cannabis has been appointed.
Speaking to media today, Premier Andrews said it was time to introduce the new strain of ‘Andrews Haze’ to the sick boys and girls of Victoria – as well as grown men who enjoy Star Wars.
“It’s time,” he said.
“Time to pick it, pack it, fire it up and come along”
The Premier spoke of a conversation he had with a mild glaucoma patient yesterday morning who had already begun using medicinal marijuana in the lead up to the new law changes.
“Put aside the stigma, just for a second. Don’t get me wrong this is not a new method,”
“I spoke to a patient yesterday who said he loves a blunt or a big fat cone, but his double barrelled bong is getting him stoned,”
“He told me it goes down smooth when he gets a clean hit – of the skunky funky smelly green shit”
Mr Andrews said he was talking with other states about the progress and scientists were already sequencing genomes in different types of cannabis.
Mr Andrews admitted some families were at risk of breaking the law if they continued to source marijuana for their children in the interim.
Health Minister Jill Hennessey said the department was working with those families but warned there was a “legally grey area”.