Does that mean she has no clue or is clueless ?
In Canberra, the Director of Public Prosecutions says she is yet to form a view.
“My view sitting here today is that I have no absolutely concluded view,”
Sarah McNaughton told estimates hearings on Tuesday, saying she would wait until police brought a brief of evidence to decide.
Cannabis users are now facing a legal quagmire. The ACT Assembly has legalised cannabis from the end of January. But the Commonwealth government says cannabis possession remains illegal under federal law and it expects the police to prosecute. The ACT Police have previously said that because the new laws end the decriminalisation regime, they could leave users facing fines of up to $8000 or two years’ jail.
The ACT government has effectively challenged the federal authorities to bring a test case.
“If Commonwealth agencies … prioritise the prosecution of Canberrans caught with a small amount of cannabis, then that is a matter for them and for the federal attorney-general to defend,” a spokesperson said on Sunday. “If more people are going to be incarcerated under these laws, then the conservative Liberals better have a plan for how they are going build more prisons.”
The ball is now in the court of police, which have so far not said what they plan to do if someone is caught with cannabis.
Ms McNaughton said she would decide whether to prosecute when and if she was handed a brief of evidence for a prosecution.
“It would depend what the law looked like when and if I received a brief,” she said.
Read more at the Canberra Times https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6452432/director-of-public-prosecutions-unsure-whether-she-will-prosecute-cannabis-users/
Here’s a bit of background on the DPP chief