Fed govt rejects call to legalise cannabis

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Di Natale, a former doctor, said that he had personally "seen that the "tough on drugs" approach causes enormous harm,"The Guardian reports".

But Health Minister Greg Hunt urged the party to withdraw its suggestion, arguing it'd have serious health implications.

Marijuana smoking will also be forbidden major shopping areas and central railway station after complaints from residents, as The Netherlands toughens up its traditionally liberal approach to the soft drug after complaints from residents. The risk of graduating to ice or to heroin from extended marijuana use is real and documented, ' he told reporters on Tuesday.

He further commented that he didn't care about the possible tax revenue, and didn't want to put the mental health of Australians at risk.

In Australia, the USA, and all over the world, the war on drugs has caused more than its fair share of harm, and it seems that finally, things are changing. "It's time Australia joined them and legalised cannabis for adult use", he said.

The minor party wants to redefine cannabis as a legal substance, with licences issued for its production and sale.

"Our plan to create a legal market for cannabis production and sale will reduce the risks, bust the business model of criminal dealers and syndicates and protect young people from unfair criminal prosecutions".

People would be allowed to grow six plants in their own homes for personal use.

Former Australian Federal Police commissioner Mick Palmer backed the Greens' policy, slamming the so-called "war on drugs" as an abysmal failure.

The Greens leader yesterday announced the party's plan to legalise cannabis for adult use.

He said the Greens had rehashed an existing policy, which was the equivalent of "political click-bait". The country's medical marijuana program has been growing very slowly, and the Labor party has accused the government of blocking cannabis imports and otherwise delaying the program's progress.

Senator Di Natale pointed to a recent poll showing 55 per cent of Australians believed cannabis should be regulated and taxed like alcohol or tobacco.

The party plans to introduce a bill to legalise cannabis to federal parliament by the end of 2018.

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