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ACT set to pass bill making cannabis legal for personal use

But the move might clash with federal drug laws. Credit: 7NEWS / Getty

The ACT Legislative Assembly is expected to pass a bill legalising possessing and growing cannabis for personal use in the nation's capital.

The private member's bill on Wednesday from Labor backbencher Michael Pettersson would allow Canberrans over 18 to possess 50 grams of cannabis and grow two plants.

Labor needs the support of the Greens to pass the bill, and they have offered their conditional support.

While legalising the drug might clash with federal drug laws, Mr Pettersson on Tuesday told AAP he was "very confident" there wouldn't be any problems.