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Australian Greens introduce bill to legalise cannabis for growing and recreational use

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The Australian Greens party have introduced a bill into parliament proposing a regulated legal cannabis market for adults.

A few months ago the party announced their plans to introduce such a bill by the end of the year, a promise which was delivered on earlier this week. The Greens have been campaigning extensively for a more drug aware Australia throughout that period.

the australian greens legalise it bill to parliament

The Australian Greens party have introduced a bill into parliament proposing a national infrastructure for legal cannabis use in Australia.

Amongst the bill’s proposals is the creation of an Australian Cannabis Agency (ACA) to regulate use of the drug throughout Australia. You would be able to grow up to seven plants at home without any paperwork – for more you will require a license through said ACA.

Other notes include cannabis being sold with plain packaging similar to tobacco, and of course, you will have to over 18 to grab some.

Though the bill would only apply in ACT and NT at first, “the scheme could apply if all states were to refer their powers to regulate cannabis under paragraph 51 (xxxvii) of the Constitution. When this bill passes, we will work with our colleagues in state governments to have them sign up to the scheme.”

For a little more info, let Richard Di Natale chat you through the bill below.

You can also check out the moment the bill was introduced below.

 

Ahead of Happy Mag Issue 10, our inaugural Drug Issue, we’re throwing our voice into building a more drug aware world. Find out more about Issue 10 here