Bill to legalise cannabis hits parliament

Legislation to allow states and territories to legalise and regulate cannabis has been introduced to parliament by Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm.

Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm has introduced legislation to parliament to legalise cannabis.

Senator Leyonhjelm has been a long-time supporter of allowing recreational use of cannabis and last month backed the Greens' plan to make the drug legal.

He introduced a private senator's bill to the Senate on Wednesday which would let states and territories legalise and regulate cannabis.

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Published 9 May 2018 at 4:12pm
Source: AAP