But is cannabis really a “gateway” drug?

Through sixteen contemporary portraits and interviews of long term recreational and medical cannabis users in Australia, Sydney-based photographer Simon Bernhardt is attempting to dispel stereotypes, while sparking serious debate about whether cannabis is really a gateway drug, and its possible future legalisation for medical and recreational use.

Accompanying the exhibition is a limited edition book which aims to eliminate any emotion from the sensitive subject of illegal drug use and portray the human face and story behind each cannabis user.