This is part 8 of our 8 part series exploring weed in Australia. We’re talking about weed in Western Australia, Australia’s largest state, and home to Perth, the most remote city in the world with a population above 1 million.
- Part 1 – Weed in Northern Territory
- Part 2 – Weed in Queensland
- Part 3 – Weed in New South Wales
- Part 4 – Weed in Australian Capital Territory
- Part 5 – Weed in Victoria
- Part 6 – Weed in Tasmania
- Part 7 – Weed in South Australia
- Part 8 – Weed in Western Australia
In part 7, we mentioned how sparsely populated South Australia is. Well, Western Australia is far less dense again, with only 1.02 people per square kilometer on average. If Western Australia broke off from the rest of Australia, it would become the world’s 10th largest country, knocking Algeria, Africa’s largest country, out of the top 10.
Western Australia used to have decriminalized personal marijuana use, however, this law was repealed in 2011. Now, you can still possibly go to jail for marijuana in Western Australia. The chances are slim for a few grams of weed for personal use, but the possibility does still exist.
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Western Australia Weed Laws
If you are caught with 10 grams of weed or less in WA, and it’s deemed for personal use only, you may be issued a Cannabis Intervention Requirement (CIR). A CIR is a form of drug diversion program, something you would want to do if given the option. Being found with bongs, pipes etc with traces of weed may also warrant a CIR.
If you are caught possessing weed in Western Australia, and you are not issued a CIR, then you can face up to a $2000 AUD fine and/or 2 years in jail.
For the supply of cannabis, you can face up to 25 years in jail and/or a $100,000 AUD fine. Growing cannabis in Western Australia is also illegal.
WA Weed Tourism
Western Australia is a huge, often untouched area of the world. It has some truly amazing scenery to offer up, especially to those inclined for a toke (it’s still illegal though, so we don’t recommend it).
Western Australia is home to Lake Hillier, that pink lake you’ve likely seen online. In the same area around Esperance, there are more white sandy beaches than you could possibly visit.
Halfway up the state you have Monkey Mia and its surrounds, a small town in the middle of nowhere that you can swim with dolphins. And then a bit further up you can find Broome, a town with around 16,000 in the middle of nowhere. Top sights in Broome include Cable Beach and Gantheaume Point, both a short distance from town.