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In a first for Australia, the ACT has become the country’s only jurisdiction to legalise low-level personal cannabis possession and cultivation. Before getting too excited or outraged, depending on your stance on this, it is important to understand the limited scope of these changes...

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Nations around the world have started to introduce measures that enable the early release of prisoners in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries such as the United States, Iran and Ireland have already released thousands of prisoners, with others preparing to follow their lead...

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Facing stiff resistance almost nationwide, pill testing trials offered in the ACT may be finally helping pierce the many stigmas associated with the practice. Possessing a small amount of drugs is often thought of as a minor offence but it can still potentially see a sentence of up to two years imprisonment...

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