In the Media

Cannabis arrests fall under 'softly softly' law

PUBLISHED January 31, 2005

The number of people arrested for possessing cannabis has fallen by more than one third since the drugs laws were relaxed.

But the Home Office said the down-grading of cannabis, from a class-B to class-C drug exactly one year ago had made no difference to levels of use. There were an estimated 43,750 arrests over the past year, compared with 68,625 in the previous 12 months.