Greens want to legalise cannabis for adult use

Greens want to legalise cannabis for adult use

The Greens leader, a former drug and alcohol doctor, pointed to a recent poll showing 55 per cent of Australians believed cannabis should be regulated and taxed like alcohol or tobacco.

A national agency would be established to issue those licences and oversee regulations. The lifting of a veil over taboos and criminality that covered the reality that we already knew was there and that made criminals out of decent people and sufferers out of medical patients.

In Australia, the United States, and all over the world, the war on drugs has caused more than its fair share of harm, and it seems that finally, things are changing.

"The tough-on-drugs approach doesn't stop people from using it", Senator Di Natale said. Nearly seven million Australians have tried or used cannabis socially but right now just having a small amount of cannabis in your possession could get you a criminal record.

According to the party's proposals, a Government licence would be required to commercially cultivate cannabis plants, while personal cultivation would be restricted to "two plants per private residence". This philosophy stands at the centre of the Greens' argument.

He expects the plan to raise hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, helping fund treatment, education and other harm-reduction programs.

'The plan will establish an Australian Cannabis Agency to issue licenses for production and sale of cannabis, monitor and enforce license conditions and review and monitor the regulatory scheme to ensure it is functioning properly, ' he said.

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A costing by the Parliamentary Budget Office for independent senator David Leyonhjelm, who wants marijuana legalised, found in 2016 that legalising cannabis would generate about $300 million a year in GST revenue, as well as save about $100 million a year in reduced Australian Federal Police and Australian Border Force costs.

President of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation Dr Alex Wodak welcomed the announcement.

Tasmania allows medical cannabis in limited circumstances where conventional treatment has been unsuccessful, as does Western Australia, South Australia, the NT and the ACT.

In its proposed policy, the party has requested that it no longer be classed as a criminal offence if a person over the age of 18 is in possession of less than five grams of cannabis.

Recently, several states in the U.S. have legalised recreational marijuana - in California this has amounted to a billion dollar industry.

Greens leader Richard Di Natale said the country's approach to illicit drugs was an "unmitigated disaster" and it was time for real reform.

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