Pot, politics and the press--reflections on cannabis law reform in Western Australia.

  title={Pot, politics and the press--reflections on cannabis law reform in Western Australia.},
  author={Simon R Lenton},
  journal={Drug and alcohol review},
  volume={23 2},
Windows of opportunity for changing drug laws open infrequently and they often close without legislative change being affected. In this paper the author, who has been intimately involved in the process, describes how evidence-based recommendations to 'decriminalize' cannabis have recently been progressed through public debate and the political process to become law in Western Australia (WA). The Cannabis Control Bill 2003 passed the WA Parliament on 23 September. The Bill, the legislative… CONTINUE READING

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