Legalise Cannabis WA candidate Sophia Moermond has been confirmed as the new member for the South West region after preference harvesting saw her take her place in the Upper House with two per cent of the vote.

Her victory was made possible by deals among micro-parties, who took turns in preferencing each other high in one region to boost their percentage of the vote.

The Legalise Cannabis WA Party only formed late last year but took out fifth position out of the six seats available in the South West region.

According to its Instagram feed, it is now organising an event for 4/20 to celebrate.

Prior to launching Cannabiz, Martin was co-founder and CEO of Asia-Pac’s leading B2B media and marketing information brand Mumbrella, overseeing its sale to Diversified Communications in 2017. A journalist...