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Health Blogger Threatened with Jail Time for Advocating Paleo Diet that Cured His Diabetes


Friday, 27 April 2012 06:22

 

‘Internet free speech is under assault in America, and a dangerous new trend has surfaced that threatens to throw nutritional bloggers in jail for advocating healthy diets on their blogs or websites. As you read this, a blogger who wrote about using the Paleo diet to overcome diabetes is being threatened with jail time in North Carolina, where the state Board of Dietetics / Nutrition claims his nutritional advocacy is equivalent to the crime of “practicing nutrition without a license.”‘

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Australia: Parents Growing a Single Marijuana Plant Could Be Jailed for 12 Months


Tuesday, 27 March 2012 09:56

‘Parents could be jailed for 12 months and have their children put in state care for growing just one marijuana plant in Western Australia under arguably the nation’s toughest drug laws.

Amendments to WA’s Misuse of Drugs Act passed on Friday mean people convicted of cultivating a single cannabis plant or processing the drug where a child has suffered harm face a 12-month mandatory prison term.

Those convicted of a second drug offence where they were growing just one plant or processing it – hanging it to dry or rolling a joint – face a mandatory jail term of six months if it is proved they endangered a child’s health by exposing them to the activity.’

Read more: Australia: Parents Growing a Single Marijuana Plant Could Be Jailed for 12 Months

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