'Evolution, not revolution': ACT cannabis users chilled about legalisation

While some have concerns over the move – a first for Australia – the territory isn’t expecting things to change all that much
The Guardian (UK)
Friday, September 27, 2019

australia cannabis map2Chief minister Andrew Barr describes the Australian Capital Territory’s decision to legalise cannabis possession for personal use as an “evolution, not a revolution”. The ACT law, to take effect at the end of January, will allow residents 18 years and over to possess up to 50 grams and grow two plants, up to a total of four plants per household. With the federal medicinal cannabis regime, introduced in 2016, still in its infancy, the ACT is ahead of the pack – one of only three jurisdictions where it is decriminalised, along with the Northern Territory and South Australia – and is now the first to legalise it.