Legalise Cannabis - Liberal Democrats

Seantor Duncan Spender is fully committed to legalising cannabis for medical and recreational purposes. In Australia, cannabis arrests account for the largest proportion of illicit drug arrests. In 2015-16, there were almost 80,000 cannabis arrests. Of these arrests 90 per cent were consumers.

The clear majority of those arrested would not fit the picture of a criminal, yet are designated as such. This includes families who are simply trying to ease the suffering of their loved ones, after all other legal treatments have proved ineffective.

Medical evidence tells us that cannabis is less harmful than either tobacco or alcohol. History has shown us that prohibition of popular products does not work; it encourages more crime than it prevents.

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Signing here will help us keep in contact with you. With your support we can reverse the ban.

Australia needs to catch up with the rest of the developed world and legalise medical and recreational cannabis.

This will lift an enormous burden off our police force, foster a booming new industry, ease the suffering of medical patients and remove the revenue streams of criminals.

Senator Duncan Spender fully supports the legalisation of cannabis in Australia. During his time in the Senate, Senator Spender helped craft a bill to remove commonwealth restrictions on cannabis and needs your help to keep up the fight.

To show your support, sign our petition and vote for the Liberal Democrats in the upcoming federal election.