Ecstasy: The Penalties

Excerpt from the book “Drugs in Australia: Ecstasy” by Michael Shannon.

Go back to the previous part in this series: The Impurities of Ecstasy

The laws of the various Australian states provide penalties that range from fines to long jail sentences, depending on the offence and the person’s previous record.

Across the states, the penalties for the various offences are fairly similar. In Western Australia, they range from a $2,000 fine and/or two years in jail for manufacture (if the court is satisfied that the offence is not related to trafficking) and $3,000 and/or two years imprisonment for possession/use (not relating to trafficking) to fines of up to $100,000 and/or 25 years in prison for commercial trafficking. In New South Wales the penalties are slightly higher.

Read the final part in the series: Ecstasy: Getting Help

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