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?
MATTHEW SWINBOURN replied:
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.