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What is a traffickable quantity?

Possession of a traffickable quantity is prima facie evidence of trafficking. This means a person can be found guilty of trafficking without any further evidence, but all the circumstances of the case should be considered.

Some traffickable quantities take into account mixtures of a substance and a drug. Here the quantity of the mixture is what is relevant, no matter how small a percentage of the drug it contains.

Traffickable quantities

Here are traffickable quantities for some common drugs:

  • Amphetamine—3 grams (mixture)
  • Barbiturates—50 grams (pure)
  • Cannabis—250 grams or 10 plants
  • Cocaine—3 grams (mixture)
  • Ecstasy (MDMA)—3 grams (mixture)
  • GHB—50 grams (mixture)
  • Heroin—3 grams (mixture)
  • Ice (Methylamphetamine)—3 grams (mixture)
  • LSD (acid)—150 milligrams (mixture)
  • Mescaline—7.5 grams (pure)
  • Morphine—2 grams (pure)
  • Magic mushroom (psilocybin)—0.1 grams (pure)
  • Steroids, testosterone—500 grams (mixture)

See Part 3 Schedule Eleven—Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

Penalties

For information about the maximum penalties for these offences see Trafficking.

More information

Legislation

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Vic)

  • s. 73(2)—person who possesses a traffickable amount of drug of dependence
  • Schedule eleven—lists drugs of dependence and quantities required for particular offence categories

See Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

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