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Parliamentary Questions


Question Without Notice No. 837 asked in the Legislative Council on 21 September 2022 by Hon Sophia Moermond

Parliament: 41 Session: 1

CANNABIS USE — DEATHS

837. Hon SOPHIA MOERMOND to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Health:

How many deaths for which the primary cause of death was listed as cannabis use were there in Western Australia in —

(a) 2021; and

(b) to this point in 2022, where statistics allow?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following answer, which I provide on behalf of the Leader of the House, has been provided to me by the Minister for Health.

Cause of death data is coded by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and managed by the Australian Coordinating Registry. The latest available data is from 2020. The Department of Health does not hold this data for 2021 or 2022.