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Question On Notice No. 232 asked in the Legislative Council on 11 August 2021 by Hon Sophia Moermond

Question Directed to the: Parliamentary Secretary representing the Attorney General
Parliament: 41 Session: 1


Question

I refer the Minister to the harm minimisation strategies, priority substances and priority populations outlined in the Australian Government's National Drug Strategy 2017-2026, and I ask:
(a) how many people are currently incarcerated for cannabis crimes in Western Australia; and
(b) of the people in (a), how many are associated with quantities pertaining to personal use compared to trafficable offenses?

Answered on 8 September 2021

As at midnight on 18th August 2021, for persons with a most serious offence relating to illicit drugs, and where cannabis (including synthetic) is mentioned in the offence description as the relevant drug:

(a)        26 Sentenced, 31 Unsentenced.

(b)         0 for personal use.