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As Biden pardons marijuana convictions, will Australia observe go well with?


Advocates are calling on the Australian authorities to take a leaf out of Biden’s e-book and eventually decriminalise hashish.

Marijuana-legalisation advocates on the White Home (Picture: Jose Luis Magana/AP)

US President Joe Biden has pardoned 1000’s of Individuals with federal hashish convictions, reigniting the controversy round whether or not Australia ought to do the identical for its residents — or go a step additional and decriminalise the drug altogether.

It comes every week after the Greens launched a marketing campaign to legalise hashish nationally.

“That is actually thrilling from an Australian perspective as a result of it exhibits how necessary motion by the federal authorities is in relation to hashish legislation reform,” Greens Senator David Shoebridge informed Crikey. “This solutions these few critics who’ve been saying it’s not the job of the federal authorities to advance federal legislation reform. Look throughout the pond on the US.”



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