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Victorian Greens push for cannabis to be legalised, taxed similarly to alcohol [09.10.2022] Cannabis would be legal and regulated in Victoria (Australia) by 2024 under a Greens proposal, being announced ahead of November’s state election, th ...
Recreational marijuana use in Australia could be legalised by federal parliament, Greens say [26.09.2022] Federal parliament could override state laws to legalise recreational marijuana use in Australia, according to new constitutional advice obtained by ...
Support for legalising marijuana in Australia nearly doubles over six years [28.12.2021] Over 40% of Australians believe marijuana should be legalised, a figure that has nearly doubled since 2013, according to new analysis. Australian res ...
Coming out about illicit drug use: ‘The hush-hush attitude has to end’ [17.07.2021] The ultimate goal of a campaign by charity Unharm called Let’s be honest/Change the story, is to decriminalise all drug use in Australia by 2030. One ...
What has changed in the year since cannabis possession was legalised in the ACT? [31.01.2021] Dire warnings of legal loopholes, a mental health crisis and drug driving fears accompanied the legalisation of cannabis in the ACT last year. But on ...
‘Tide is turning’: New Zealand’s cannabis referendum sparks debate in Australia [18.10.2020] The cannabis legalisation referendum was watched closely by progressive politicians and campaigners in Australia. For the first time, the 2019 Nation ...
NSW police pursue 80% of Indigenous people caught with cannabis through courts [10.06.2020] Police in New South Wales pursue more than 80% of Indigenous people found with small amounts of cannabis through the courts while letting others off ...
Canberrans can now grow and smoke cannabis, though some questions remain unanswered [31.01.2020] Canberrans can now grow dope, keep a small amount of the drug at home and smoke it without fear of committing a criminal offence … kind of. Friday ma ...
Cannabis possession will soon be legal in Canberra [24.01.2020] Just quietly, from Friday week onwards, if you're in the ACT and you want to smoke cannabis in the privacy of your own home it will be completely leg ...
Canberra's cannabis laws do not address supply problem, meaning buying the drug will remain illegal [11.01.2020] Cannabis will be legal in the ACT come the end of the month, but those hoping to light up might have to break the law to do so. The controversial new ...
Inside the Walmart of weed [23.11.2019] With Canada the largest nation to completely legalize marijuana, the world’s most valuable pot company, Canopy Growth Corp., founded in 2013 and now ...
ACT dope laws ‘flout UN treaty statutes’ [28.10.2019] The UN narcotics agency has warned that the ACT Labor government’s move to legalise cannabis in the national capital had put Australia in violation o ...
ACT legalising cannabis will not stop it being a federal offence, warns Porter [16.10.2019] The Australian Capital Territory law to legalise cannabis possession appears to “do nothing to end the continuing operation” of commonwealth offences ...
Cannabis reform raises conflict between state and federal laws [29.09.2019] The ACT parliament passed significant reforms in regard to cannabis. Whilst the headlines called it "cannabis legalisation" the actual change was rat ...
'Evolution, not revolution': ACT cannabis users chilled about legalisation [27.09.2019] Chief minister Andrew Barr describes the Australian Capital Territory’s decision to legalise cannabis possession for personal use as an “evolution, n ...
Feds 'obsessed' with cannabis laws as Barr opens door to MDMA reform [27.09.2019] Chief Minister Andrew Barr says the federal government should stick to trying to beat dangerous drug gangs instead of becoming "obsessed" with the AC ...
Peter Dutton: government may override 'dangerous' ACT decision to legalise cannabis [26.09.2019] Attorney-General Christian Porter has warned Australian Capital Territory cannabis users they may not be protected by a new law legalising recreation ...
Australian Capital Territory votes to legalise cannabis for personal use [25.09.2019] Possessing and growing cannabis for personal use will become legal in Australia’s capital. The laws, which don’t come into effect until 31 January, w ...
Laws to legalise cannabis for personal use in the ACT could pass next week [20.09.2019] Laws that would legalise cannabis for personal use could be passed next week but the government has warned possessing and growing the drug could stil ...
Should Canberra allow dope-growing clubs to be set up? [26.03.2019] Dope-smoking Canberrans should be able to join clubs where gardeners can cultivate their cannabis crops for them, a Legislative Assembly inquiry has ...
Illicit drugs should be regulated and distributed by pharmacies, leading doctor suggests [30.01.2019] A leading drug reform advocate and esteemed doctor is calling for a shake up to the illicit drug market, suggesting substances like MDMA, marijuana a ...
There will be no household limit on number of legal cannabis plants [10.12.2018] Sharehouses in Canberra could be teeming with pot plants when cannabis is legalised next year, with no household limits on the number of plants permi ...
South Australia's 'counter-productive' cannabis crackdown likely to be defeated [03.07.2018] The South Australian government’s plan to introduce jail sentences for people caught in possession of cannabis faces defeat in the state’s parliament ...
South Australia's cannabis crackdown based on 'nonsense', experts warn [02.07.2018] The South Australian government’s plan to introduce harsher penalties for cannabis possession is based on “nonsense” reasoning and flies in the face ...
Legalising cannabis adds $3.6bn to Australian economy, budget office says [22.04.2018] Legalising cannabis would reap the Australian economy almost $2bn a year, the Parliamentary Budget Office has found. The Greens plan to not only decr ...
Australia should tax and regulate cannabis, not prohibit it [18.04.2018] Cannabis arrests have accounted for the largest proportion of illicit drug arrests in Australia. In 2015-16, of the two million Australians who use c ...
Why is carrying or holding under 50g of marijuana not a criminal offence in the ACT? [18.03.2018] If you're caught with less than 50 grams of cannabis in Canberra, it's unlikely you'll end up with a criminal record. But just a few kilometres away ...
Canada and eight US states have done it. Why can't NSW legalise cannabis? [24.04.2017] In Australia the long arm of the law still has a long reach, waging a war on drugs. Last year, there were more than 26,000 criminal incidents of cann ...
Drug expert says Australia's presence at UN summit a waste of money [07.04.2016] The president of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation, Dr Alex Wodak, has questioned Australia’s attendance at the special session of the United ...
Synthetic cannabis deaths show case for controlled sale of marijuana, expert says [15.01.2015] The deaths of two men in central Queensland after they smoked synthetic cannabis highlight the need to regulate marijuana and allow its controlled sa ...
Law Committee suggests drug control needs radical rethink [22.12.2014] The Criminal Law Committee of the NSW Bar Association decided to look at the available research on illicit drugs and the current government drug stra ...
Tony Abbott backs legalisation of medical cannabis [16.09.2014] Prime Minister Tony Abbott has thrown his support behind the legalisation of cannabis for medical purposes. Mr Abbott went even further than NSW Prem ...
Drop charges over ecstasy, police urged [21.03.2013] Ecstasy users should not be charged by police, former Labor health minister Neal Blewett said during a provocative keynote address to the peak police ...
Legal use of cannabis, ecstasy for over-15s backed by state medical body [10.09.2012] A report by a group of prominent Australians that recommends Australia rethink its criminalisation of illicit drugs has been backed by the Victorian ...
Majority relaxed about cannabis use [21.05.2012] More than half of Australians support reduced legal penalties for use of drugs such as cannabis and ecstasy, an analysis of a federal government surv ...
Marijuana Legalization [30.06.2010] A number of other countries have implemented changes in law that significantly reduce the extent of criminalization of marijuana use. Only in Austral ...
Cannabis debate in Australia [04.06.2008] In Australia a vicious debate on cannabis policy started when Alex Wodak, the head of the Sydney drug and alcohol clinic at St Vincent's Hospital, su ...
Pot, politics and the press—reflections on cannabis law reform in Western Australia [31.05.2004] Windows of opportunity for changing drug laws open infrequently and they often close without legislative change being affected. In this paper the aut ...
Evaluating alternative cannabis regimes [31.01.2001] Cannabis is the cutting-edge drug for reform, the only politically plausible candidate for major legal change, at least decriminalisation (re ...

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