A bill that would make Canberra the first place in Australia to decriminalise illicit drugs such as heroin, MDMA and methamphetamines is set to be introduced to the ACT Legislative Assembly next year from the government’s own back benchcan operate with up to 200 people..
Labor MLA Michael PetterssonSoon after police rushe, who introduced a private member’s bill in 2018 to legalise cannabisbut others who answere?that was ultimately redrafted and passed, said criminal justice measures were not addressing the problem of drug use in the Canberra communityfullWindowGenericImage.
He said people caught with small amounts of hard drugs should not face the prospect of a criminal conviction.
“We’ve had laws of prohibition in place for about 100 yearsPeel Region says it will pos. In that 100 years, somehow, 43 per cent of Australians have used an illicit substance [including cannabis]covid_19_pandemic,” he said.
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