The Canberra Times reports on some sensible legislation passing in the ACT in Australia. A rare thing to be welcomed in this day and age
Canberrans will be able to possess small amounts of certain illicit drugs without facing the prospect of jail time or a criminal record from next year.
Read report (paywall at) https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7949564/drug-decriminalisation-laws-passed-in-the-act/
Also in the Guardian
ACT becomes first Australian jurisdiction to decriminalise illicit drugs in small quantities
People found with small amounts of drugs for personal use, including heroin and cocaine, will be cautioned, fined or referred to drug programs