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.
Western Australia Law
In Western Australia if you get caught with 10g or less you will receive a Cannabis Intervention Requirement notice to attend a one-on-one session with a councilor. More than 10g has the possibility to carry an A$2000 fine or two years in jail. Over 100g would be considered dealing and face $20,000, two years, or both. Additionally law says it is illegal for cannabis smoking paraphernalia to be displayed or sold in shops.
From 22 March 2004, changes to the law in WA mean that police can now issue an infringement notice to people over 18 found with less than 30 grams of cannabis or smoking equipment. While cannabis use remains illegal, police now have an alternative to laying criminal charges in defined circumstances. An infringement notice can result in a fine either/or attending an education session.
Don’t smoke in front of cops. They aren’t too fussed if you behave. Big busts for hydroponic growers.
Additionally, previously growing up to 2 outdoor plants (not hydroponically grown) was permitted per household but this was changed to zero as well. Police in Perth and outer suburbs have come down very harshly and have managed to take down and dismantle a large number of the major ‘indoor’ growing operations and suppliers, leaving a gaping hole in the marijuana market through out most of Western Australia.
You won’t get busted for smoking a joint in a park, just don’t parade the stuff in public (if you’re lucky enough to score or have a contact) and of course, don’t drive after you have had even a small toke!”
Where to Buy Marijuana in Perth
Cannington, Wembley, Floreat but generally its hard to find even if you go to these areas.
The best place to get pot in Perth for travelers is in the CBD, in a park which is populated by goths and stoners. This park is called metros and is a prime spot for purchasing weed in Perth. Metros will normally sell nothing more than a few grams of bud so don’t go around there looking for ounces.
Walk through parks in inner city areas in Perth and Northbridge and offers should present themselves.
$25/30 for a “stick” = 1 to 1.3gm
$50 for a “fifty” baggie = 2 to 2.6gm
$100 “quarter/hunge” = 7gm
$200 = half oz
$350-400 = oz, $350 is standard but may go up to $380-$400 when very dry
Doesn’t go much larger then that due to how DRY perth is
Mainly Bud but they’rere is Hydro and bush
Great climate for growing. Can be hard to get good seeds, though. Synthetic cannabis is very popular in Western Australia and is available from a number of retailers throughout the city. These are potentially dangerous and not recommended.