Newshawks: Western Oz Decriminalizes Marijuana!

Tuesday the 23rd of September 2003 saw the Parliament of Western Australia pass the Cannabis Control Bill 2003. This legislation reduces penalties for smallscale cannabis cultivation and possession to a system of fines or “education” sessions for up to 30g of cannabis and two non-hydroponic plants. Cannabis paraphernalia will be regulated with health warnings and 18 purchases only.
While the law has passed, it will be another 6 months before Police have updated their procedures and are able to issue Cannabis Infringement Notices to offenders.