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Misuse of Drugs Amendment (Cannabis Cautioning Notices) Bill 1999

Bill No. 67
Long Title The main purposes of this Bill are: to reduce the social impacts of a conviction for simple cannabis offences; to make the penalties which apply to the drug consistent with its capacity to produce harm; to reduce the costs to the criminal justice system, including the police and the courts, of prosecuting simple cannabis offences; to make cannabis law more consistent with community values; and to acknowledge cannabis as primarily a health issue.

Private Members Bill introduced by Hon. Dr Christine (Chrissy) Sharp, PhD, MA, BA (Hons) MLC

Status Legislative Council Second Reading
This Act comes into operation on a day fixed by Proclamation
Current Bill
Legislative CouncilDateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced10 Mar 1999  
First Reading10 Mar 1999  
Second Reading10 Mar 1999  
Second Reading Speech