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Cannabis inquiry announced for NSW

The first ever NSW Parliamentary inquiry into the legalisation of cannabis is now happening.

Cannabis users, health experts and advocates have submitted their views to an inquiry that is due to report before the expected NSW Drug Summit in October.
This comprehensive inquiry aims to explore the historical development, socio-economic impacts, financial costs of prohibition, and much more.
The inquiry will hear from experts in cannabis law reform, health, crime, economists and will look at jurisdictions like the ACT, US and Germany who have moved to a legalisation regime.
Cannabis prohibition disproportionately impacts and criminalises regional, working class, LGBT and Aboriginal communities – it’s time to see why.
The motion was passed with support from the government and the Greens.
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party leader Robert Borsak will act as deputy chair, with Labor’s Sarah Kaine, Bob Nanva and Stephen Lawrence joining Liberals Chris Rath and Damien Tudehope on the committee.
NSW treasurer and upper house MP Daniel Mookhey said the government welcomed the opportunity to hear from experts, but warned any potential policy reform would be examined at the state’s drug summit later this year.

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