Cannabis still stands as the most widely used drug in the Australia. Although over 35% of Australians (over the age of 14) have consumed marijuana, according to the Australian National Drugs Strategy Household Survey in 2013, it is still quite illegal.

Australia’s government is starting to organize a plan for regulating medical cannabis. In December, it announced national licensing opportunities for the cultivation of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes in 2016. As part of 2016 medicinal cannabis regulations new trials will focus on cannabinoids, molecules in cannabis that have shown many encouraging effects

Recently, Australia was in the news for it’s anti-marijuana campaign that went viral. The campaign featured a “Stoner Sloth” and had people everywhere laughing. Despite the humor behind the campaign, it is a bit offensive to those who use the plant for medicine.