As the battle rumbles on between Federal AG, Christian Porter and ACT AG Gordon Ramsay it begins to look something like Frasier vs Ali in the 15th round of their first match up at Madison Sq Garden. The ACT law society has now come up with a solution that makes the whole affair remind us of the movie “Fight Club” and its infamous rules. “Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about Fight Club! Third rule of Fight Club: if someone yells “stop!”, goes limp, or taps out, the fight is over.”
The ABC (Australia) reports…..Lawyers want more protection for those getting baked
The Law Society sees an obvious way around all of this, without putting an unlucky Canberran through the hardship of arrest and prosecution just to work out which law prevails.
It wants the ACT Government to come to an agreement with ACT Policing not to enforce the Commonwealth law.
The society’s Michael Kukulies-Smith said the current situation left both cannabis users and police officers in an untenable position.
“The Law Society is concerned that the potential for police to still lay charges under the criminal code may lead to inconsistent outcomes for Canberrans based upon the attitudes and approaches taken by individual officers,” he said.
According to Mr Kukulies-Smith, a formal agreement would resolve the problem.
Failing that, he said, it may come to a head in court.
Read the full article at https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-22/will-cannabis-really-be-legal-in-canberra-next-year/11624726