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Canales, Judy

Occupation
Artist

Summary

A strong advocate for the legalisation of marijuana, Judy Canales ran in several elections. In 1999 she stood and Independent for the Lismore elections, then she joined the Hemp Party (Help End Marijuana Prohibition Party) and ran in the House of Representatives for the seats of Page (2001) and Capricornia (2004).

Details

In a press release for her campaign in 2004, Judy Canales described herself as "an unemployed artist extremely talented in music, theatre, autobiography, playwright, oil painting." She also owned a djembe drum that she had played all round Australia, teaching children and the handicapped to play.

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.artsvoter.com/election2004 (accessed 3 August 2005).

Annette Alafaci

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