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Australia – ACT Cannabis Laws: There’s a haze of criminality around the realities of the new legislation

First up we’re not sure anybody should be smoking anything in Canberra at the moment, the air quality is reckoned to be some of the worst on the planet. Professor Simon Lenton from Curtin University’s National Drug Research Institute argues the laws now in play have left people looking to use cannabis with few options outside of using drug dealers to access supply. Reports Australia’s ABC News.

 

Professor Simon Lenton from Curtin University’s National Drug Research Institute argued the laws left people looking to use cannabis with few options outside of drug dealers.

“Either they’re going to go to the illegal market or they’re going to miss out,” he said.

“It really is a problem for how the majority of people in the ACT who smoke cannabis are going to access the cannabis.”

The ACT Government is quite clear on the matter, arguing its approach is around “harm minimisation”, not opening doors to cannabis for potential users.

“This approach seeks to ensure that adults who are in possession of cannabis do not have to face the prospect of criminal penalty for possession and are more easily able to seek help for addiction or treatment for the adverse effects of cannabis,” a spokesperson said.

 

There’s also this option but if any regulators look at the US state by state experience it’s a nightmare of a conundrum to sort out. Legislated social consumption has been one of the hardest parts of the puzzle to put together in CO, OR, WA, CA, NV and will proove the same in IL too

Here’s the ABC’s thoughts on social consumption use in Canberra / ACT

 

Source: https://cannabislaw.report/australia-act-cannabis-laws-theres-a-haze-of-criminality-around-the-realities-of-the-new-legislation/

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