Feds 'obsessed' with cannabis laws as Barr opens door to MDMA reform

The Canberra Times (Australia)
Friday, September 27, 2019

Andrew BarrChief Minister Andrew Barr says the federal government should stick to trying to beat dangerous drug gangs instead of becoming "obsessed" with the ACT's new cannabis legalisation laws, as he flagged the possibility of decriminalising MDMA sometime in the future. Mr Barr said any federal intervention to overturn the laws would be "a massive overreaction". Asked whether there were plans to decriminalise other drugs like MDMA, he said said further harm minimisation laws could be on the agenda at "some time in the future". But he said it wouldn't be happening in the next four to five years. (See also: Now that the ACT has given marijuana the green light, could (and should) MDMA be next?)