Legal news websites in Australia have written an open letter to the federal government that calls for the decriminalisation of cannabis.
The letter has been signed by hundreds of members of the legal news industry including legal journalism site Legal News Australia.
It argues that the criminalisation of marijuana is a major obstacle to the development of a responsible legal and regulated industry, and that the law should not be changed.
It also notes that there is strong evidence that cannabis use is associated with serious health issues, and suggests that the current laws should be reformed to make them less restrictive.
The Australian Legal News Network is one of the largest and most well-funded legal news websites operating in Australia.
Legal NewsAustralia is an independent, non-partisan organisation that aims to promote public policy in the legal profession and to encourage journalists and other members of media to engage with the community in a constructive way.