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Question On Notice No. 211 asked in the Legislative Council on 4 August 2021 by Hon Sophia Moermond

Question Directed to the: Minister for Mental Health representing the Minister for Police
Parliament: 41 Session: 1


Question

I refer the Minister to the harm minimisation strategies, priority substances and priority populations outlined in the Australian Government National Drug Strategy 2017-2026, and I ask, how many Western Australians have been charged with cannabis-related crimes associated with quantities pertaining to personal use to trafficable offenses?

Answered on 1 September 2021

The Western Australia Police Force advise:

The Misuse of Drugs Act 1981 (the Act) has no provision for a ‘trafficable offence’. The Act prescribes quantities for when a person is presumed to be possessing the drugs or plants with intent to sell or supply and, where upon conviction, be declared a drug trafficker subject to relevant provisions in the Act.

Offence section

2021 to 10 August 2021

6(1)(a)

268

6(1)(b)

6

6(1)(c)

29

6(2)

2 953

Notes

Statistics are provisional and subject to revision.