Plan to Legalise Cannabis in Australia
Despite the skewed studies on this absolute fact, the legalisation of marijuana has led to increased crime rates in every place it has been legalised. Multiple studies can be found to this effect, notable studies from Oregon spanning from 2007-2017.
This isn’t about the benefits of CBD, because if that’s what it was – we’d be talking about just legalising CBD. This is about encouraging the use of drugs to further ruin society and drive government profits from doing so.
Multiple actions across the world are underway to legalise other recreational drugs, with Australia debating legalising ecstasy for some time.
Legalising cannabis could generate tens of billions in revenue, enabling big dole increase, Greens argue
Legalising cannabis could generate $28 billion in taxes — and allow the government to increase the dole by $80 a week.
Legalising cannabis could generate $28 billion in taxes, according to the Parliamentary Budget Office, and allow the government to increase the dole by $80 a week.
The Greens have commissioned the PBO to war game the revenue that could flow from legalisation, a path embraced by Canada, where marijuana can be bought by adults at government-run stores and licensed private retailers.
It remains a crime in Canada to grow more than four plants at home, smoke in public, carry more than 30 grams or sell to anyone aged 18 or under.
Under the Greens’ plan you could grow six plants in Australia, but it would remain a crime to sell pot to anyone underage, such as teenagers.
The Greens want to legalise cannabis and argue it could create revenue for the government.