Over two decades I’ve been a passionate advocate for community, the environment and common-sense laws that serve the needs of the people. As an experienced MP with a reputation for honesty, conviction and commitment, it’s an honour and a privilege to serve the people of NSW. In this term I am committed to bringing about progressive drug law reform, legalising cannabis, fixing the broken RDT system and growing the hemp industry. I am also focused on ensuring that we protect civil liberties, our environment and enact policies that look after the disadvantaged in our society."
The criminalisation of cannabis use disproportionately harms young people and indigenous people, leads to massive levels of violence and corruption, and fails to curb youth access.
Legalising and regulating cannabis will bring one of the nation’s largest cash crops under the rule of law. This will create jobs and economic opportunities in the formal economy instead of feeding the illicit market.
Scarce law enforcement resources will be better used to ensure public safety whilst reducing corrections and court costs. Governments would acquire significant new sources of revenue from regulating cannabis sales.
Cannabis product testing is becoming a standard requirement for legalised cannabis markets. This means consumers are better informed about the cannabis they use.
November 16, 2023
Support for legalising adult use of cannabis has hit a record high of 68 per cent according to a poll. The Gallup polls come in the same week when the conservative state of Ohio voted to become the 24th US state to legalise cannabis...Read More
November 16, 2023
Thousands of people have signed a petition to Parliament to change roadside drug test laws. The petition calls for patients using medicinal cannabis to have a legal defence provided that they are not impaired.Read More
October 09, 2023
The Minns government will dramatically overhaul NSW drug laws by introducing a broad pre-court diversion scheme for people caught in possession of small amounts of illicit substances, potentially allowing thousands of recreational users to avoid criminal sanctions.Read More