Rose of Democracy
We are honoured to have Rose Jackson – a pro-cannabis (and drug) reform Labor rep in the NSW parliament – as a guest on our podcast!
Our chat with Rose was an amazing opportunity to speak to a bright young leader with an optimistic outlook on what the community could achieve… if advocates put in the effort to organise and lobby for fundamental shifts to policy.
A Common-Sense Approach to Substance Reform
A bit of a ‘policy person’ herself, Rose recognises the countless measurable benefits of moving towards broader drug decriminalisation, as well as legalising, taxing and regulating the cannabis plant.
She’s particularly concerned with improving public health outcomes, and reducing the harms that emerge from criminalisation, substance abuse and general stigmatisation – as seen in her first speech to the NSW chamber.
She also recognises the very real dynamics of the parliamentary chamber she inhabits. Rose has been outspoken about cannabis legalisation, in an environment where it’s rarely mentioned… thus, her perspectives on how to make change happen in parliament and around this issue are deeply valuable for people who are setting out to advocate for a change in this area.
We covered a lot in 1 hour! We hope you enjoy our back and forth 🙂
Here are some links where you can check out some of Rose’s other work –
Thanks for coming onto our podcast, Rose!