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Criminal Code and Other Legislation Amendment (Removing Commonwealth Restrictions on Cannabis) Bill 2018

2016-2017-2018

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Criminal Code and Other Legislation Amendment (Removing Commonwealth Restrictions on Cannabis) Bill 2018

 

No.      , 2018

 

(Senator Leyonhjelm)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to remove Commonwealth restrictions on cannabis, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments to the Criminal Code Act 1995                           3

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                             3

Schedule 2—Amendments to the Criminal Code Regulations 2002        5

Criminal Code Regulations 2002                                                                             5

Schedule 3—Amendments to the Crimes (Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act 1990                                                                                                                    6

Crimes (Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act 1990    6

Schedule 4—Amendments to the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982    8

Defence Force Discipline Act 1982                                                                          8

Schedule 5—Amendments to the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967                        11

Narcotic Drugs Act 1967                                                                                          11

Schedule 6—Amendments to the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989               20

Therapeutic Goods Act 1989                                                                                    20

 

 



A Bill for an Act to remove Commonwealth restrictions on cannabis, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Criminal Code and Other Legislation Amendment (Removing Commonwealth Restrictions on Cannabis) Act 2018 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent .

 

 

2.  Schedules 1 to 6

The day after the end of the period of 12 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Note :          The provisions of the Criminal Code Regulations 2002 amended or inserted by this Act, and any other provisions of those regulations, may be amended or repealed by regulations made under section 5 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (see subsection 13(5) of the Legislation Act 2003 ).