Canberra legalises cannabis for patients in trialsBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6968.1532a (Published 10 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1532
- Christopher Zinn, Australian correspondent
The use of cannabis for medical purposes has been legalised for the first time in Australia in the federal capital, Canberra, under controversial circumstances. Under a law passed by the Australian Capital Territory's assembly, patients suffering physical and psychological illnesses can smoke marijuana with the written authorisation of a doctor. Possession of up to 25 g and cultivation of up to five plants will no longer attract a penalty. Police have warned that Canberra will turn into a haven of drug abuse.
Under the …