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Is It Legal To Smoke Marijuana in Canberra?

Is It Legal To Smoke Marijuana in Canberra?


The biggest question tourists and locals are asking in Canberra is “is it legal to smoke marijuana in Canberra?”.

Cannabis has been legal in Canberra since the 31st of January, 2020. You can smoke or vape marijuana as long as it’s not in public. Smoking any form of cannabis in public is illegal. You are allowed to smoke in the comforts of your home.

You can find out more about Canberra’s big changes to drug laws that allow for the possession, cultivation and personal use of marijuana.

You are allowed to possess up to 50 grams of dried cannabis in your own home.

You are free to smoke, vape, bake edibles or take cannabis oils on private property and not in the obvious view of the public.

If you are caught smoking marijuana in public, it is illegal and may include a penalty of $100-150.

For first time offenders, Canberra offers drug diversions through the police or court that allows you to avoid criminal charges.

Find out more about Canberra’s drug diversion programs here.


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