Cannabis in Canberra

Legalising Cannabis in Canberra

My Labor colleague, Michael Pettersson MLA, is proposing a law to legalise the personal use of cannabis for residents in the Australian Capital Territory (except minors).

This would allow for the personal use and carry of cannabis up to a limit of 50 grams and also allow individuals to cultivate up to four cannabis plants (excluding artificial cultivation).

Penalties would be retained for possession above 50 grams at their current levels. The cultivation of more than four plants will remain illegal. Artificial cultivation will remain illegal. Sale will remain illegal and especially the sale and supply to minors will remain illegal.

What you can do

As a Member of the ACT Legislative Assembly, I want to know people’s views on the Bill. Please let me know if you support it, oppose it, or have any additional comments.

You can also read the exposure draft of the bill and the explanatory statement here.