The biggest question tourists and locals are asking in Melbourne is “is it legal to smoke marijuana in Victoria?”.
The possession and personal use of marijuana in Victoria is has not been legalised. Smoking any form of cannabis without a medical certificate is illegal. With a medical certificate, you can purchase medicinal marijuana for smoking, vaping or baking.
You are allowed to possess and smoke marijuana in the comfort of your home if you have a medical certificate.
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, Melbourne offers drug diversions through the police or court that allows you to avoid criminal charges.
Find out more about Melbourne’s drug diversion programs here.
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