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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 11 Hansard (Wednesday, 25 September 2019) . . Page.. 3919 ..


Schedules of amendments

Schedule 1

Drugs of Dependence (Personal Cannabis Use) Amendment Bill 2018

Amendments moved by the Chief Minister

2

Clause 4

Proposed section 4, note 1, dot point

Page 2, line 17—

omit the dot point, substitute

s 162 (Cultivation of 1 or 2 cannabis plants)

3

Clause 4

Proposed section 4, note 1, new dot points

Page 2, line 19—

insert

s 171AAA (Cultivation of more than 4 cannabis plants at premises)

s 171AAB (Cannabis plant cultivation—other offences)

s 171AAC (Storage of cannabis)

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Clause 5

Page 3, line 1—

omit clause 5, substitute

5Cultivation of 1 or 2 cannabis plants

New section 162 (1A)

insert

(1A) This section does not apply if the person—

(a) is 18 years old or older; and

(b) cultivates the plants in the ACT.

Note  The defendant has an evidential burden in relation to the matters mentioned in s (1A) (see Criminal Code, s 58).

5

Clause 6

Proposed new section 171AA

Page 4, line 3—

omit proposed new section 171AA, substitute

171AAPossessing cannabis

(1) A person commits an offence if the person possesses—

(a) 50g or less of dried cannabis; or

(b) 150g or less of cannabis that has been harvested and—

(i) is not dried cannabis; or

(ii) is a mixture of dried cannabis and cannabis that is not dried cannabis.


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