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The marijuana drought

By johnboy - 12 December 2006 18

Loadedog’s most entertaining correspondent, the anonymous suburban drug dealer, is complaining about and speculating on an interruption to the supply of ganja in the ACT which is wreaking havoc on the lives of suburban drug dealers and the users who depend on them.

Surely Jon Stanhope’s inclusion committee, or maybe his human rights commissioner, can do something about this tragedy??

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18 Responses to
The marijuana drought
aich jay 3:41 pm 13 Dec 06

Surely the stoners looking for a score can head to Havelock House?

Danman 8:03 am 13 Dec 06

In my day – my best mates mums hose slowly got shorter. She never understood why it could not get to the back of her yard anymore (Reid has huge back yards)

gurunik 10:00 pm 12 Dec 06

back in my day we only cut the end of the hose, and then put the fitting back on. goes to show that todays bong smokers have no respect.
too wasted on ice probably….

Big Al 9:37 pm 12 Dec 06

If it reduces the number of times that the local shitbags cut my garden hose in half to ‘tax’ a quick couple of inches for their orchy bongs then I’m all for it – that hose is out there for a purpose – to keep my garden green with a bit of illicit out of hours watering – not as a ‘invitation to treat’ for the neighbourhood stoners!

gurunik 8:52 pm 12 Dec 06

drugs are bad….mm…ok.
with rentals the way they are at the mo, not even the drug lords can afford to set up a decent hydro setup in this town any more. probably more gain from a legit rental pad these days….

Pandy 8:48 pm 12 Dec 06

time to take a trip to Nimbin

snahon 4:23 pm 12 Dec 06

You do know that AustLII does not necessarily give a true indication of what may necessarily be the law in the ACT don’t you…?

The ONLY online authorised copies of ACT law are found at It’s just plain stupid to rely upon AustLII is about when the real stuff is freely available.

In this case – the proper reference ought to have been to the link to the Act itself ( and then refer the reader to section 162. You also get to see all the pretty formatting too.

andy 3:49 pm 12 Dec 06

[ED – Once again can you please learn to link, or put a few words of text before the URL?]

link to AUSTLII.

Absent Diane 3:43 pm 12 Dec 06

yup that sounds like it..

FC 3:06 pm 12 Dec 06

I actually had to check up about the having your own plants here in canberra this weekend, as I had a client who was trying to tell me it was legal and you could have 3 plants or less.
Not true.
This is what the cops told me:
It is still illegal to possess, cultivate and distribute marijuana and you can still get a criminal record from any of the above.
The only difference between ACT and other places is that if you have 2 plants or 25 grams or less it is up to the discretion of the police as to how they deal with you.
They can either:
1. order you into treatment
2. issue you with a simple cannibas fine
3. or charge you and summons you to court.

So it is still illegal.

Absent Diane 2:44 pm 12 Dec 06

it is only dicriminalised Maelinar.. basically if you have under a certain amount you won’t get a criminal record.. you will however cop a fine.. people often argue that I am wrong and that you can have plants.. but I have been on the wrong side of the law in my teens (post introduction of decriminalisation )and nothing teaches you the law by being on the wrong side of it and getting busted.

As far as canberra being dry I wouldn’t know.. but I suspect it is not true

Maelinar 2:35 pm 12 Dec 06

Aren’t you allowed to grow your own (plant limited) in Canberra anyway ?

At least that’s what I have been told previously, as I’ve not had time to look it up on a legal basis I’ve always taken that as gospel.

I don’t do drugs, nor am I growing them – I am merely applying what I have heard of Canberra.

Danman 2:30 pm 12 Dec 06

I could not get decent vegies – so I grow my own – maybe the same applies here.

justbands 2:22 pm 12 Dec 06

No shortage at all as far as I’m concerned. Errr…not that I’m in the market.

FC 2:00 pm 12 Dec 06

That explains it!
Things have been a lot quieter at my loser neighbours house.
I was hoping they were going out of business!!
what a merry christmas!!

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