Politics isn’t the only thing that makes strange bedfellows

BauxiteA recent article from the business newsletter Small Caps really underscores how curious the cannabis issue has become.  The Australian company, Queensland Bauxite, is integrating medical cannabis into its corporate platform and has snagged a plum import/export license from Australia’s Office of Drug Control.

Mining is among the largest sectors in Australia’s economy with coal being the surprising #1 mineral mined. Most coal is exported to China.  Bauxite is the principal ore of aluminum and Australia is the largest producer of alumina in the world.

But Australia is very ecology-minded and it is not surprising that mining companies might want to diversify to protect themselves in the future. Queensland Bauxite has made a dramatic statement of where it sees the future heading.

You can read the complete article here: https://smallcaps.com.au/queensland-bauxite-medical-cannabis-import-export-licences-office-drug-control/

Hartley campaign for hemp | Lithgow Mercury

A Hartley resident is on a mission to introduce the benefits of the much maligned hemp plant to the broader Australian community.

Source: Hartley campaign for hemp | Lithgow Mercury

Alice’s Note:  The picture above shows me with Michelle Crain, organizer of the recent Hemp Initiative near Sydney, Australia.  Michelle put together a fabulous show complete with a fantastic medical symposium, organized by United in Compassion.  All this in Australia, May 2016.