Weed is the most frequently used illegal drug in Australia. Considering marijuana is so popular, many Australian cannabis lovers will be happy to hear that the law surrounding using and growing weed seems to be becoming more flexible. Using medical marijuana became legal in 2016, and it is only a matter of time before recreational use will follow suit.
If you are caught possessing under 50 grams of marijuana in this state, you can be offered a diversion and will escape criminal charges. Keep in mind though, that this only applies to the first time you are caught.
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If you possess up to 15 grams in New South Wales, you only receive a caution, but this can happen no more than twice.
No criminal charges will be filed against you in this state if you possess under 10 grams of weed, or grow it. You will however have to attend a Cannabis Intervention Session.
Victoria works with cautions as well – you can get away with a caution twice, as long as you don’t possess more than 50 grams.
That leaves states and territories to deal with marijuana laws independently.
However, it’s still an offense to:
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Cultivation and Trafficking
As of July 2020, one penalty unit costs $172.