ACT Legislative Assembly

Paper petition

Subject:Objection to the Drugs of Dependence (Personal Use) Amendment Bill 2021
Eligibility:ACT residents
Sponsoring Member:Mr Jeremy Hanson MLA
Num of Signatures:361
Referred to Minister02/08/2022
Responded To:No

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TO: The Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly
The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the Assembly:

1. There is a bill before the assembly to decriminalise small quantities of hard drugs, namely; ice, heroin, cocaine and methamphetamines.
2. Your petitioners fear that this bill, as currently worded will lead to an increase in hard drug use, especially by young people.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to not proceed with this bill and if it is brought on for debate vote against it and instead improve rehabilitation facilities for drug users and fund a comprehensive education campaign to warn people, especially young people of the dangers involved in taking illicit drugs.