Michael Pettersson MLA says that cannabis arrests for consumers make up 60.6 per cent of all drug-related arrests in the ACT. Photo supplied by ACT Policing in April this year. Labor MLA Michael Pettersson is pushing to have the personal use of cannabis legalised in the ACT, saying that under current drug laws “getting caught with a small amount of cannabis could ruin your life”. On Wednesday, Mr Pettersson plans to introduce a private members’ bill into the ACT Legislative A
Figures show 35 per cent of Australians have tried cannabis during their lifetime. Source: AAP The Senate appears unlikely to support proposed new laws to legalise cannabis after an inquiry found against the plan.
A Senate committee has rejected a plan to legalise cannabis, despite an argument it would ease the burden on police and bring in $300 million extra in GST revenue a year.
Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm has proposed federal laws to legalise cannabis f
Despite being legalised for medical use, cannabis remains difficult for Australian patients to obtain. (Moment RF/Getty Images)
Last year in April, Alice* watched her four-year-old son Rhys* be loaded onto an air ambulance bound for Sydney, and thought, this can’t go on.
It had been the second time in two months that Rhys had been airlifted from his home in Canberra to Sydney for a five-day stay. The month prior, his condition was so bad that Alice and her family had tho
'Grease' star Olivia Newton-John said she has since undergone radiation treatment Olivia Newton-John, the Australian singer who found worldwide fame in the hit movie "Grease", has revealed she has been diagnosed with cancer for the third time. The 69-year-old told Australian television broadcaster Channel Seven that doctors had discovered a tumour at the base of her spine. She has since undergone radiation treatment, and is also treating the disease with natural therapies suc