What are the legal penalties for using cannabis?
Federal and state laws provide penalties for possessing, using, making or selling cannabis, or driving under the influence of cannabis. There are also laws that prevent the sale and possession of bongs and other smoking equipment in some states and territories. Penalties can include fines, imprisonment, rehabilitation orders and disqualification from driving. Some states and territories have programs that refer people with a drug problem to treatment and/or education programs where they can receive help rather than going through the criminal justice system. Certain states in Australia have passed laws to allow access to medicinal cannabis for very specific conditions.
Source: Adapted from Alcohol and Drug Foundation