Dear Assistant Secretary,
I write to you as in regards to the Consultation on implementation of model drug schedules for Commonwealth serious drug offences.
I am a concerned stakeholder, being an ethnobotanist (someone who studies the uses of plants by humans, including the chemistry and pharmacology of plants), avid gardener, and amateur herbalist. I have a keen interest in human rights and liberties, and due to this combination, I have noticed many things in the proposed legislation under discussion that I find alarming and poorly informed. My primary interest is with the plant offences, and extends to some of the drug and precursor offences due to the way in which they may be interpreted to apply to plants or plant products which should not be subject to criminal legislation.
Please see the following pages for my submission.