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Home Department written question – answered on 14th June 2005.

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Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance he has given to police officers on differentiating between varieties of cannabis with a high tetrahydrocannobinal content and varieties of lesser strength.

Photo of Paul Goggins Paul Goggins Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Correctional Services and Reducing Re-offending), Home Office

None. All varieties of cannabis are Class C drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Offences under the Act are not determined by cannabis's relative strength and neither is police action.

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