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Parliamentary Questions


Question Without Notice No. 449 asked in the Legislative Council on 10 August 2021 by Hon Sophia Moermond

Parliament: 41 Session: 1

PRISONERS — CANNABIS OFFENCES

449. Hon SOPHIA MOERMOND to the parliamentary secretary representing the Attorney General:

I refer the Attorney General to the harm minimisation strategies, priority substances, and priority populations outlined in the Australian government's National drug strategy 2017–2026.

(1) How many Western Australians are currently incarcerated for cannabis crimes?

(2) How many Western Australians currently incarcerated for cannabis-related crimes are associated with quantities pertaining to personal use compared with trafficable offenses?

Hon MATTHEW SWINBOURN replied:

I thank the member for some notice of the question. I provide the following response on behalf of the Attorney General.

The member's question cannot be answered in the time provided, and I request that the member place her question on notice.