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Reason Party plans to legalise cannabis in Victoria within two years if elected

Photo: The Reason Party is proposing to legalise recreational cannabis by 2020. (Supplied: Sharon McCutcheon)

Buying and smoking cannabis would be legal in Victoria within the next two years under an ambitious new policy pitch from the Reason Party. Key points: Reason Party MP Fiona Patten wants to legalise recreational cannabis in Victoria by 2020 The policy would save Victorians $204 million, according to the Parliamentary Budget Office The major parties are unlikely to support the move The plan would boost the state's coffers by $204 million, according to Victoria's Parliamentary Budget Office, by reducing the costs of policing and sparking new revenu