Why should we legalise cannabis?

Reduce harm
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.

Create jobs
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.

Save money
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. We need to organise and campaign in every state for reform and common sense cannabis policy. Prohibition is enforced at the state level as are the laws governing policing and driving. The first Legalise Cannabis Party was formed in Queensland ahead of its 2020 election with the Western Australian party getting registered just in time to contest its state election in March 2021. Every state will soon have a Legalise Cannabis Party.

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