A Bill to decriminalise
small quantities of cannabis was passed in the House of Assembly last
The Misuse of Drugs
(Decriminalisation of Cannabis) Amendment Act, tabled by Zane
DeSilva, the Minister of Social Development and Sport, was designed
to decriminalise possession of less than 7 grammes of cannabis.
But police will still be
able to seize any amount of cannabis.
The minister will also
draw up regulations for substance abuse education or treatment for
those caught with the drug.
Jones, Lisa Simpson, December 9, 2017