Why should we legalise cannabis?
The criminalisation of cannabis use disproportionately harms young people and indigenous people, leads to massive levels of violence and corruption, and fails to curb youth access.
Legalising and regulating cannabis will bring one of the nation’s largest cash crops under the rule of law. This will create jobs and economic opportunities in the formal economy instead of the illicit market.
Scarce law enforcement resources will be better used to ensure public safety while reducing corrections and court costs. Governments would acquire significant new sources of revenue from regulating cannabis sales.
Promote consumer safety
Cannabis product testing is becoming a standard requirement for legalised cannabis markets. This means consumers are better informed about the cannabis they use.
About the Legalise Cannabis Party
Legalise Cannabis Parties have formed or are in the process of forming in every state and territory of Australia. The first state party, Legalise Cannabis Queensland, was formed ahead of their 2020 election where twenty-three candidates garnered up to 5.5% of the primary vote. Western Australia was next, registered just in time to contest the March 2021 election, attaining two Upper House seats. Following was Victoria, in November 2022. They also won two Upper House seats. The latest win was in New South Wales, in 2023, securing yet another state Upper House seat. With the Northern Territory and Queensland elections in 2024 and Legalise Cannabis South Australia facing elections in March 2026, we are working toward Australia-wide representation and would appreciate you joining our grassroots campaign, as every state/territory will have a Legalise Cannabis Party. As prohibition is enforced at state/territory level, alongside laws governing policing and driving, we need to be organised at that level to campaign for reform and common-sense cannabis policy. Legalise Cannabis is continuing to grow and we sincerely hope you will join to help keep cannabis law reform happening.