Have Your Say on Cannabis Use in Queensland

19 Mar 2010 3:39 PMJann Stuckey

19 March 2010

Jann Stuckey MP, Member for Currumbin, is urging residents to have their say about the use and effects of cannabis in Queensland.

“The Queensland Parliament’s Social Development Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the issues surrounding cannabis-related harm in Queensland.  

“Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Australia, particularly among young people aged 14 to 24,” said Ms Stuckey.

“Risks associated with cannabis use and strategies to reduce the level of cannabis use in Queensland will be considered by the Committee.

“Cannabis users risk serious harm to their physical and mental health, and research suggests a link between cannabis use and later drug use such as heroin or cocaine.

“The Australian and Queensland Government have a number of strategies in place to reduce the use of cannabis, including education and media campaigns, as well as law enforcement procedures.

“Currumbin residents are invited to make a submission to the Social Development Committee’s inquiry into the Queensland Government’s role in relation to cannabis use.

“For information on how to have your say, visit the Social Development Committee’s website at www.parliament.qld.gov.au/sdc 

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