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ACT government agrees to move ahead with drug decriminalisation bill for cocaine, ice, heroin and ecstasy

Lucy Bladen
By Lucy Bladen
Updated June 9 2022 - 9:57am, first published 1:00am
Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith has delivered the government's response to a bill proposing the decriminalisation of small amounts of illicit drugs. Picture: Keegan Carroll

The ACT government will move ahead with reforms to decriminalise small amounts of illicit drugs, including ice, cocaine and heroin, with Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith saying it was the "next logical step" in the government's drug harm minimisation agenda.

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Lucy Bladen

Lucy Bladen

Reporter Canberra Times

Lucy Bladen has been a journalist at The Canberra Times since 2019. She is an ACT politics and health reporter. Email: l.bladen@canberratimes.com.au

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