1 December, 2019

Status: Prohibited


1970 - 2015: Failed attempts at decriminalisation and deprioritisation
2014: Legalisation of CBD (Cannabidiol) oil (although no way of legally obtaining CBD oil in-state)

Policy Framework:

  • Possession of any amount is a misdemeanour, the punishment for which depends on prior possession offences. Possession for personal use is punishable by up to two years in prison and fines of up to $US6250;
  • Distribution or cultivation is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $US100,000.

    Source: Norml


  • Between 2005 and 2017, cannabis use disorder in people over the age of 12 decreased from 1.5% to 0.9%. 



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