Legal use of cannabis, ecstasy for over-15s backed by state medical body

"It is really important that we ... don't allow ourselves to become close-minded about the best way to deal with drug problems in our society"
The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Monday, September 10, 2012

australia21-2landscapeA report by a group of prominent Australians that recommends Australia rethink its criminalisation of illicit drugs has been backed by the Victorian branch of the Australian Medical Association. The report recommended that cannabis and ecstasy be decriminalised for people aged 16 and older, who are willing to be recorded on a national confidential user's register. Users would be able to purchase drugs from an approved supplier, likely a chemist.