Cannabis Use By Young People Down After UK Decrim
From CannabisNews comes this Guardian story which says arrests were down, but so was reported use by those in the age group from 16 to 24
The Home Office said the move to re-classify the drug from Class B to Class C had saved police an estimated 199,000 hours of work.
Cannabis is now ranked alongside anabolic steroids and some prescription anti-depressants, and its possession is generally not an arrestable offence.
But ministers insisted cannabis use by young people had remained stable and was "significantly down" since April 1998.
The Home Office's British crime survey suggested 28.2% of 16 to 24-year-olds used cannabis then, compared with 24.8% today.
Save young people - downgrade penalties!
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