Laws and Legislation

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

Batemans Bay is in the New South Wales(NSW) territory and thus is govern 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.

Small fine/possible court appearance. Heavier penalties for dealing. In nearby Canberra (2 hour drive) it is legal to grow 2 plants for personal use.

Law Enforcement

Marijuana/Cannabis use is of the lowest priority for cops in Batemans Bay. At RBT’s (Random Breath Testing) whilst driving, only alcohol is checked for, and not any other drugs.

Where to Buy Marijuana in Batemans Bay

Look for skater kids and emo/gothics. Most young people (15-18) will have an idea of where to get some weed. Also, you may be approached at house parties, and be asked if you either have some or want some.

Marijuana prices in Batemans Bay

$20- Stick (1 Bud)

$50- 3 Sticks (3 Buds)

$70 to $90- Quater Ounce.

Types of Marijuana in Batemans Bay

Any thing from homegrown, to Hydro, to White Rhino (very potent for medical use).Most strains are quite potent, and will get you reasonably high.

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