Cannabis Possession Arrests Fall by Almost 50% Since 2010

A 46 per cent fall in the number of arrests for cannabis possession in England and Wales shows the Government must start “developing rational, evidence based policies as alternatives to criminalising cannabis consumers,” advocates of cannabis legalisation say.

Data released after a freedom of information request by the BBC shows arrests fell between 2010 and 2015 from 35,367 to 19,115.

In the same five year period, cautions for possession fell 48 per cent and the number of people charged fell by 33 per cent.

– Read the entire article at Independent.