Inquiry into the Use of Cannabis in Victoria

Terms of Reference

On 30 May 2019, the Legislative Council agreed to the following motion:

That this house, requires the Legal and Social Issues Committee to inquire into, consider and report, by no later than 2 March 2020, into the best means to — 

  1. prevent young people and children from accessing and using cannabis in Victoria;
  2. protect public health and public safety in relation to the use of cannabis in Victoria;
  3. implement health education campaigns and programs to ensure children and young people are aware of the dangers of drug use, in particular, cannabis use;
  4. prevent criminal activity relating to the illegal cannabis trade in Victoria;
  5. assess the health, mental health, and social impacts of cannabis use on people who use cannabis, their families and carers;

and further requires the Committee to assess models from international jurisdictions that have been successful in achieving these outcomes and consider how they may be adapted for Victoria.

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* The reporting date for this inquiry has been changed to 5 August 2021.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 August 2021