A politician from Western Australia has exposed everyone in an unexpected attempt to persuade the state government to legalize cannabis.
Dr. Brian Follett Walker, a member of the WA Legislative Council, tweeted his image Saturday morning holding a pot in a convenient location – naked.
Elected a member from the Eastern Capital Region in 2021, Dr. Walker is part of The Legalize Cannabis WA Party, which, according to their website, seeks to make cannabis legal “for all its uses”.
According to the Healthy WA website of the Ministry of Health, “in February 2016, the Australian government amended the Narcotics Act of 1967 to allow the cultivation of cannabis for medical or scientific purposes under a national licensing scheme.”
Cannabis cultivation is still illegal for non-medical reasons, and recreational cannabis is banned in much of Australia. According to Alphabetwearing cannabis for personal use was decriminalized in Western Australia in 2004.
A photo of the deputy, dressed only in a suit for his birthday, was signed: “I have to hold a cannabis plant in my hands, but the government does not allow me. Look at it as McGowan’s punishment. № 420. # World Nude Garden Day #Legalise # Auspol2022 ”.
Many Western Australians may not be aware that the first Saturday in May is actually World Gardening Day.
The unusual holiday seems to explain the image of a “dressed” middle-aged politician who is hard to forget and his poking at WA Prime Minister Mark McGowan.
According to him biographyDr. Walker was born in Malaysia, a Buddhist, a doctor, a black kendo belt, a former Surf Life savior, worked in the Royal Army Medical Corporation of the United Kingdom and lived in Scotland, England, West Germany, the USSR and Hong Kong.
Although the deputy’s background sounds like a character in an adventure novel, he failed to avoid controversy.
According to Western AustralianDr. Walker was “in the spotlight due to possible conflict of interest issues” last year.
The MP was chairman of the parliamentary committee on cannabis and cannabis use, but was also appointed “strategic advisor” to Creso Pharma, a company that produces and sells cannabis products. He is resigned from this role four days after the appointment.
It remains to be seen whether the state government will push to change cannabis laws if Dr. Walker tweets about nature.