Greens leader Richard Di Natale's backs cannabis decriminalisation

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Individuals would be permitted six plants for their own personal use.

'We need to protect the young and the vulnerable, especially those with mental health issues, ' he said.

The party's announcement of this policy coincided with activist, Vera Twomey receiving of a 2018 People of the Year award for her national campaign to legalise medicinal cannabis. Using fish to grow cannabis in a natural ecosystem environment, aquaponics doesn't require the use of fertilizers and produces an end product as pure and natural as possible - something particularly important with cannabis oil. "We're pleased that aquaponics enables us to provide this and produce oils of exceptional quality for our patients".

The Greens have launched a new push to legalise cannabis.

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The Green Party has called for cannabis to be decriminalised, arguing that current legislation has "made criminals out of decent people".

"It's time Australia joined them and legalised cannabis for adult use", Senator Di Natale said.

Senator Di Natale said nearly seven million Australians had tried or used cannabis, with consumption and drug possession-related arrests both on the rise.

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"The Greens see drug use as a health issue, not a criminal issue".

'The plan will establish an Australian Cannabis Agency to issue licenses for production and sale of cannabis, monitor and enforce license conditions and review and monitor the regulatory scheme to ensure it is functioning properly, ' he said.

After examining more than 10,000 scientific abstracts dating back to 1999, the extensive 395-page report unearthed more than 100 conclusions about the health effects of recreational and therapeutic cannabis use - many of which support arguments it should be legal.

Former Australian Federal Police commissioner Mick Palmer backed the Greens' policy, slamming the so-called "war on drugs" as an abysmal failure.

But dozens of other countries have relaxed their marijuana laws over the years, legalizing medical marijuana, decriminalizing recreational use or easing the enforcement of possession laws.

Senator Di Natale pointed to a recent poll showing 55 per cent of Australians believed cannabis should be regulated and taxed like alcohol or tobacco.

"Banning cannabis hasn't reduced its use or availability, yet it has distracted police from following up more serious crimes, harmed a lot of young people and helped make some criminals rich", Dr Wodak said.

Tasmania allows medical cannabis in limited circumstances where conventional treatment has been unsuccessful, as does Western Australia, South Australia, the NT and the ACT.

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