For many Australian chuffers, legalisation is a term that gives hope while also seeming a good few years away. All we’ve ever wanted was to sink bills in peace, now it looks like The Greens are catering to young voters with their latest promise: legalising recreational weed.
They – like many people – want weed to be treated the same as alcohol, where those over 18 can buy it from regulated dispensaries and cop some hefty fines if found supplying to anyone underage. It would also allow for users to grow up to 6 plants at home.
“The war on drugs has failed,” said Greens leader Richard Di Natale. “Governments around the world are realising that prohibition of cannabis causes more harm than it prevents. It’s time Australian joined them and legalised cannabis for adult use.”
“We need to get real about cannabis. Almost 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,” said Di Natale.
“Prohibition has failed. Using cannabis remains illegal, but this has not stopped Australians from using it.”
The greens want to establish an Australian Cannabis Agency, which would pretty much become the wholesaler of weed in Australia, and tax the absolute shit out of it.
“The Greens see drug use as a health issue, not a criminal issue,” said Di Natale. “Our plan to create a legal market for cannabis production and sale will reduce the risks, bust the business model of criminal dealers and syndicates and protect young people from unfair criminal prosecutions.”
With 4/20 coming up on Friday, I don’t think there’s been a better time to just legalise it already.
Image: Cannabis Support
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