In the Australian Capital Territory, where I live, marijuana (for recreational use) is decriminalised. All a choofer cops if caught by the Australian Federal Police with less than an ounce (28 grams) of marijuana is a SCON (S…. Cannabis Offence Notice). A SCON is similar to a parking fine, where you have 28 days to pay $150 (I think). If you pay, no conviction is recorded.
On A Personal Note:
I believe natural drugs such as marijuana and some types of mushrooms are a doorway to a collective subconscious which has been too long ignored by our developed society. The shamans knew it, certain scientists know it, the American military knows it, the pharmaceutical companies know it. In fact, even the Russians and NASA conducted experiments on mushrooms spores in the space medium (although its pretty hard to work out why, or to get copies of their studies). Prohibited drugs are not welcomed in our society, because authorities realise that these substances enable us to think “outside” of the world we live in. They don’t want this to occur. The government is quite happy to peddle drugs to children (Ritalin, dexamphetamines) for HADD (Hyperactive Attention Deficit Disorder). The USAF actually ground their fighter pilots if they refuse to take prescribed amphetamines. That’s right, they have to take them in order to fly – no wonder collateral damage and friendly fire occurs. Psychiatrists hand out anti-depressants to women through the form of Prozac and Lovan at the first sight of a tear! Iran-Contra affair etc. etc.
Natural drugs are not bad, it’s the manufactured ones you have to watch…