Drugs Report Card


A report card’s been released on figures relating to those caught with drugs in Canberra, since the introduction of new laws.

The government has revealed – 70 people have been caught with small amounts of illicit drugs in the ACT since reforms were introduced on the territory’s drug laws.

According to the minister responsible:- Emma Davidson – the majority decided to undergo a drug diversion program.

Under the new laws, people caught with illicit drugs within an allowable limit won’t be charged –

instead, they can choose to pay a $100 fine – or be sent to a drug diversion program.

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