QLD Petition GOV To Legalise Cannabis
All Queensland residents are encouraged to sign the petition to state parliament requesting the state government legalise cannabis. Please note you must be a current Queensland resident to sign the petition!
Currently the petition by Elly Kirkham of Aspley has over 9000 signatures and closes on the 14th of April 2020. The sponsoring member is Mr Michael Berkman MP. Please share the petition by following the link of the page.
TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that:
- Criminalisation has not prevented or reduced cannabis use, and has instead resulted in further harms to drug users forced into interaction with dealers and the criminal justice system;
- Drug use, including the use of cannabis, should be treated as a health issue rather than a criminal one; and
- This has been recognised in various other jurisdictions, including most recently in the Australian Capital Territory which has decriminalised cannabis growth and possession for personal use.
Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to legalise the growth, possession, use and supply of cannabis for adults in Queensland, provide amnesty for people with current cannabis-related convictions and increase funding for drug support services.