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Senate passes ganja law

Published:Friday | February 6, 2015 | 7:03 PM

The Senate this afternoon passed Dangerous Drugs Amendment Act 2015 following two weeks of debate.

The Dangerous Drugs Amendment Act 2015 will make the possession of up to two ounces of ganja a non-arrestable offence.

Instead, possession of such small quantities of ganja would be a ticketable infraction, attracting a fine payable outside of the court.

Failure to pay the fine would be deemed a minor offence punishable in the Petty Sessions Court by an order for community service.

The legislation also prohibits the smoking of ganja in public spaces, subject to specified exemptions.

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