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New cannabis intervention requirement laws for WA

Date posted: 26 July 2011

The Western Australian government is introducing new laws on cannabis use from 1 August 2011. Any person found in possession of 10 grams of cannabis or less, or found in possession of a smoking implement containing traces of cannabis, will receive a Cannabis Intervention Requirement (CIR) notice. The offender will then have to attend a one-on-one intensive Cannabis Intervention Session within 28 days of the offence or face prosecution through the courts. Users found with 100 grams or more will be deemed to be selling or supplying the drug and could face a maximum fine of $20,000 or up to 10 years' imprisonment.


Police Minister Rob Johnson
Ph: (08) 9222 9211

Drug and Alcohol Office
7 Field Street
Mount Lawley WA 6050
Ph: (08) 9370 0333
Fax: (08) 9272 6605


Last updated: 26 July 2011
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