Drug Offences

In Canberra, drug offences are regulated by two pieces of legislation: the Criminal Code Act and the Drugs of Dependence Act. These offences range from minor possession matters, which may be dealt with by a Simple Cannabis Notice to large commercial trafficking matters.

The following pages have been designed to inform you on the different types of charges relating to prohibited substances and penalties available to the Court.

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