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Just when will Australia follow the lead of more than a dozen American states in legalising cannabis for recreational use?
According to Fiona Patten, a key Victorian Upper House crossbencher, “it’s just a matter of time”.
“New Zealand is on the brink of doing it and you’ve got the whole west coast of America that has legalised it now, and Mexico and France are going down that path too,” she said during an inspection of an industrial hemp trial at SUNITafe’s Smart Farm in Cardross this week.
Ms Patten said Australia hadn’t approved the drug yet for recreational use because “we’re a prohibitionist nation”.
“And we still seem to think prohibition works,” she said. “But more and more people think it doesn’t now.”
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