Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is the first region in Australia to legalize personal possession and cultivation of marijuana. Those over the age of 18 can possess up to 50 grams (almost 2 ounces) of marijuana. Adults over the age of 18 can also grow up to 2 plants.
Marijuana produced from home-cultivated plants may not be gifted or sold to anyone else, according to 9 News Australia.
This law will be examined again in 3 years.
Local Michael Pettersson said, “Commonwealth law has been written with the express understanding that there are differences. I don’t think it’s particularly likely the Commonwealth government will try to fight this.”
The Health Minister is expected to sign the bill soon so the law can officially go into effect.