This article by Lamont Law, published on Lexology, begins with the case of a NSW truck driver who smuggled 145kg of cannabis across the QLD/NSW border.
It cites an Australian institute of Criminology report which found that:
- regular cannabis users reported using cannabis significantly more often than before the pandemic
- people who had changes in their employment, financial or living situation or mental health were more likely to increase cannabis use
- many users reported increased prices and decreasing numbers of dealers in Brisbane, Queensland
It considers sentencing for drug offences, planned reforms and our statement condemning a Bill that would provide police with extraordinary powers in circumstances where adequate powers currently exist to search and seize items related to drug activity.
Read the full article: Cannabis, Covid-19 and Drug Supply Lexology 27 Aug '21