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Police in New South Wales have seized more than $100-million worth of cannabis in 2020

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Police in New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state, have seized more than $100-million worth of cannabis in 2020, according to Pondering Pot.

The website, which dubs itself Australia’s leading cannabis news source, noticed that the police force was frequently sharing busts over social media so the publication decided to put together a running tally for them. 

The list is not exhaustive, and is based only one what the force has shared on social media, but it adds up to $100.5 million worth of cannabis. The largest bust occurred last month, when police reportedly seized $22 million worth of cannabis and dismantled 20 large-scale grows. 

“As you can see, the NSW Police Force has spent more than a bit of time and money tracking down and slightly hindering NSW’s cannabis black market,” reads the blog

Didn’t they get the fax? The war on drugs has failed. All over the world. And Australia isn’t any different.”

According to government reports, cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Australia. In 2016, medicinal cannabis was legalized and in September 2019, the Australia Capital Territory passed a bill to legalize possession of small amounts of cannabis for personal use, though the law conflicts with federal regulations that still prohibit the plant. 

A 2016 poll from the National Drug Strategy Household Survey found that nearly 75 per cent of Australians do not support the possession of cannabis being a criminal offence. 

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