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ACT Greens to move to allow hydroponic cannabis in Canberra

The ACT Greens will move amendments to planned reforms to legalise cannabis possession to allow Canberrans to cultivate hydroponic cannabis in their homes, when a bill from Labor backbencher Michael Pettersson is debated this week.

The cannabis bill will be one of the top hot-button issues debated when the Legislative Assembly sits from Tuesday for its first fortnight this year, along with proposed changes to tenancy laws, political donations laws and the state of the government's budget.

ACT Greens minister Shane Rattenbury. Credit:Alex Ellinghuasen

ACT Greens leader Shane Rattenbury said the minor party would pose several amendments to Mr Pettersson's bill including allowing the use of artificial light and methods to grow up to four cannabis plants per adult in Canberra homes. While Labor has largely endorsed th