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Wednesday, 16 April 1980
Page: 1462

To the Honourable the President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled.

The petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth:

That present laws regarding Cannabis in the A.C.T. are discriminatory, encourage criminal activities, and are far more socially damaging than any conceivable effects of Cannabis use itself.

That the Poisons and Narcotic Drugs Ordinance 1978 is a particularly draconian piece of legislation which is in the worst interests of the citizens of the A.C.T.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that all Cannabis laws in the A.C.T. be immediately repealed, and replaced with a sensible policy in line with the guidelines of the 4th. Policy Option (Regulatory Model) set out by the South Australian Royal Commission into the Non-Medical Use of Drugs, and further that this would necessarily include provision for individuals to grow their own Cannabis.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray. by Senator Ryan.

Petition received.

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