Canada and eight US states have done it. Why can't NSW legalise cannabis?

Legalising cannabis is not an issue dominated by the left or the right
The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Monday, April 24, 2017

australia cannabisIn 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 cannabis possession in NSW. These made up more than half of all drug possession offences and more than all other drugs combined. These failed attempts to wipe out cannabis use continue to drag people through the criminal justice system causing unnecessary harm to them and their families while also wasting limited police resources. Australian National University's 30-year election study published this year found less than a third of people support the current system of criminalisation.