2 May 2019

Drug law change: Is it effectively decriminalisation?

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 2 May 2019

The Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill is the Government's response to the synthetic drug crisis, but submitters to the Health Select Committee have expressed concern about allowing widening the police discretion when it comes to possession.

Chris Cahill from the Police Association joins Kathryn to talk about why he's worried about how the bill's changes will be interpreted.

Also Dr Sam McBride from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and Ross Bell of the Drug Foundation.

drug use, substance abuse, addiction and people concept - close up of addict hands with marijuana joint

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