The Eros Association, Australia’s adult industry association, has announced its support of the recent Victorian Drug Inquiry’s calls for a regulated cannabis market in Australia.
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“Given a third of Australians will consume cannabis in their lifetime, we should be sure they are consuming product that is regulated and safe,” said Eros Association GM Rachel Payne.
Eros, which represents age-restricted retail and other facets of adults-only goods and services sector, will be holding a business networking event on April 19 in Melbourne for industry professionals interested in the potential legalisation of recreational cannabis. More info below.
“We know from successes overseas that support of the business community is a crucial step toward legalisation,” said Jarry Bartle, policy advisor for the Eros Association. “Policymakers need to be able to see how a commercial, regulated cannabis sector would work in practice.”
Eros was quick to point out to Dopamine that cannabis is legal for consumption in Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Washington in the US, Uruguay, Spain, Slovenia, Netherlands, Jamaica, Columbia and Chile. Canada is set to legalise recreational cannabis sales later this year.