Cannibis Prosecution Policy
Steph Lambert made this Official Information request to Ministry of Justice
The request was successful.
From: Steph Lambert
Dear Ministry of Justice,
I would like to request the internal policy in relation to the investigation and prosecution of all offences relating to Cannibis possession and supply (under s 6 of the Misuse of Drugs Act).
I would also like to request any internal discussion papers or reports on cannibis decriminalisation.
From: correspondence, official
Ministry of Justice
Dear Ms Lambert
I refer to your email of 2 April 2016 requesting, under the Official Information Act 1982, the following:
1. “The internal policy in relation to the investigation and prosecution of all offences relating to cannabis possession and supply (under s 6 of the Misuse of Drugs Act)”
2. “Any internal discussion papers or reports on cannabis decriminalisation.”
This information is more closely connected with the functions of the New Zealand Police. Therefore, in accordance with section 14(b)(i) of the Official Information Act 1982, we have transferred your request to the New Zealand Police.
Officials from the New Zealand Police will respond to your request in due course.
The Ministry of Justice has no record of the information you seek, therefore we are refusing your request under section 18(g) of the Act.
Ministry of Justice
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From: SEDGWICK, Alexandria
Dear Ms Lambert,
I have been asked to send you the attached response and documents to your
request of 2 April 2016.
New Zealand Ali Sedgwick
Police Logo Ministerial Services Advisor | Executive and Ministerial
Services | New Zealand Police
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Police National Headquarters, 180 Molesworth Street,
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