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AUSTRALIA proved it was open-minded when it came to saying yes to same-sex marriage.

The Yes vote has reason to celebrate, but if we truly are a progressive county like many of you proclaimed on social media, why are we not discussing other outdated practices like the fact weed is still illegal for recreational use in Australia in 2017?

Even though I don’t care for the institution of marriage as a whole, I still voted Yes because I believe, as adults, we should be given the freedom to make our own choices for things that really don’t have a negative impact on the lives of others. And I think weed is one choice.


Our country is slowly taking steps to change its stance on weed, with Victoria becoming the first state to legalise marijuana for young children suffering from epilepsy, while NSW also allows use for patients suffering from serious illnesses such as cancer or multiple sclerosis.

Queensland’s laws are the most flexible in the country, which grant patients of any age or suffering from a range of illnesses access to medicinal cannabis products.

Tasmania allows medical cannabis in limited circumstances where conventional treatment has been unsuccessful, as does Western Australia, South Australia, the NT and the ACT.

While the use of medical marijuana is a step in the right direction, we also need to be talking about legalising it for recreational use, which would bring us on par with a number of countries across the world.

Source : http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/human-body/its-nearly-2018-and-weed-is-still-illegal-for-recreational-use-in-australia-this-needs-to-change/news-story/9def0a0bbf548c3af63315da3fce7474