Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Australia, with a reported one-third of all Australians aged 22 or older (33.5%, about 5.8 million) having tried cannabis and 1 million using it in the past year. It is estimated that 750,000 Australians use cannabis every week, and approximately 300,000 smoke it on a daily basis.
Australia signed the International Hague Convention on Narcotics
1913And extended importation controls over drugs other than opium
Australia banned cannabis
Victoria passed the Poisons Act and became the first state to control cannabis
Australia legalised medicinal cannabis at the federal level
The Australian parliament passed new national laws paving the way for the use of medicinal cannabis by people with painful and chronic illness.
2017 Global Marijuana March
Nimbin, Australia. May 5-7, 2017.