Australia has adopted harm minimization strategies with an emphasis on treatment when it comes to simple marijuana offenses. Trafficking and exportation still fall into federal jurisdiction for large amounts with severe penalties. Most offenses are ruled within the territories legislation.
Penalties for cultivation have become harsher since more people have began and attracted attention to it with large-scale operations. The laws are confusing and often debated, with some arguing that possession is essentially legal.
New South Wales Laws
Sydney is in the New South Wales(NSW) territory and thus is governed by their legislation. In NSW possession remains a criminal offense but an offender is rarely convicted. If you have under 15 grams it is at police discretion. You can receive up to two cautions that may include treatment referrals. The police have introduced a “caution” system where first-time offenders caught with small amounts are given a formal police caution and let go without being prosecuted, but a caution stays on your record for police to see.
NSW police have a reputation for being mean, violent and ignorant of the laws they are employed to enforce. They are corrupt but not susceptible to petty street bribes.”
One says: “It’s rare but cops do have sniffer dogs come to bars and on the street.I’ve been smelled out thankfully i had nothing on me but I had just smoked a nice fatty of hydro”
Where to buy Marijuana in Sydney
Marijuana is quite easy to obtain in Sydney, and because it is also popular and socially acceptable, feel free to ask anyone with a friendly face. Street sellers locate themselves in Kings Cross, however the deals are very small, a good starting point for the desperate.
According to our local reporter: “There are many delivery services. Most stoners will have numbers of dealers, who usually have areas of business. You ring the number and ask to meet somewhere. Of course there are going to be street peddlers in Kings Cross but that should be kept as a last resort. All the weed I’ve ever bought has been through delivery services whereby they will drive to you, as long as it is in their area.”
and also: “if you don’t know someone Kings Cross is your best chance but the prices are ridiculous. Ive had to pay 25 bucks for a joint of the street before (i was desperate). usually you can walk down and you will be offered weed.