The new Western Australian Legislative Council has been officially sworn in by Governor Kim Beazley and will be far more left-sided than in previous terms, including those from the legalise cannabis party.
Cannabis legalisation is slowly making an appearance around the globe, however in most countries around the world, it is still very much illegal. Here are the rules worldwide.
The legislation around cannabis in Australia is slowly changing. Still, laws at the federal level and state level can be both inflicting and confusing. So, what are you allowed to do within Australia?
Medicinal cannabis on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) will be one of the debates at the Country Women’s Association (CWA) State Conference, which is held in Bega. The annual event will call for cannabis reform.
Texas could be the next state in the US to legalise cannabis for personal use, after several bills have been proposed through legislation. It would mean that penalties for low level cannabis possession may be reduced.
At the moment the Australian government is not giving any clear indications as to whether Australia will legalise recreational cannabis. It is already legal in the ACT in small doses and attitudes are gradually changing.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia have now down-scheduled CBD oil in low doses from Schedule 4 to Schedule 3. This means it may be available in pharmacies and without needing a doctor’s prescription.
In a bid to control drug reform in Australia, Labour backbencher Michael Pettersson has announced a private members bill to remove criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of some illicit drugs in the Australian Capital Territory.
Whilst cannabis is still illegal at the federal level in Australia, some states have decriminalised its use, and one has legalised it for personal use. With so many different laws it can get confusing! This helpful guide explains.
The New South Wales Greens party want to legalise cannabis for recreational use. Party MP Cate Faehrmann will introduce the new bill to the NSW upper house which would allow residents to grow their own plants at home.
A proposed change being put forward by the Greens party before the South Australian parliament, that would mean it would be legal to drive with medicinal cannabis in your system.
A year ago, a landmark bill was passed by Labour to legally allow ACT residents to grow up to two plants in their home, and to possess up to 50 grams of cannabis. Since then, what has changed, and has it changed for the better?
Gladys Berejiklian has stated the New South Wales government will rule out decriminalising drug use, saying her government “will not be going down that path”.
As with Brexit in the UK, the majority of New Zealand voters in its cannabis referendum were over the age of 50. So, what does this mean for the country, and will there be a second vote?
After a new law in the Australian Capital Territory allowed residents to grow up to four plants per household, or two per person, as well as up to 50 grams for personal use, residents are finding it hard to comply with confusing regulations.
Watch this shot video clip from ABC news about the legalisation of cannabis in the Australia Capital Territory. What does this mean for citizens and are local people completing completely with these new rules?
The National Drug Strategy Household Survey is held every three years and past data has shown that Aussies are generally not in favour in legalising cannabis. However, this is the first year that the results have favoured legalising the drug.
Although still illegal at the federal level, residents of the Australian Capital Territory will not have a criminal offence, or even be fined for using cannabis up to 50 grams. They can also grow up to two plants per person.
New laws which were passed in September, have now come into force. This means that Canberrans are now allowed to legally posse up to 50 grams of cannabis, as well as grow two cannabis plants in their home.
The laws passed the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly, which will now allow residents possession of cannabis up to 50 grams per person and to legally grow two plants per person, or four per household.
The Australian Capital Territory has become the first jurisdiction within Australia to legalise cannabis for recreational use and the growing of cannabis in people’s homes, after an historic bill passed through assembly by the Labour party.
Economist Rolf Gerritsen believes cannabis could lead to revenues in the Northern Territory from tourism, taxes, and horticulture. He believes the legalisation of cannabis could lead to ‘big bucks’.