Ministry of Justice written question – answered at on 26 February 2024.

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Photo of Paula Barker Paula Barker Labour, Liverpool, Wavertree

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been prosecuted for possession of cannabis since 1 January 2020.

Photo of Gareth Bacon Gareth Bacon The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The Ministry of Justice publishes data on prosecutions for possession of cannabis, covering the period requested and this can be viewed in the following data tool:

Navigate to ‘Prosecutions and Convictions’ tab, and use the ‘Offence’ filter to select ‘92E.01 Possession of a controlled drug - Class B (cannabis)’ and ‘92E.02 Possession of a controlled drug - Class C (cannabis)’.

Within the pivot tool, you can select specific quarters and years to show the period of interest.

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