Outcomes of prosecutions for cannabis use, dealing and other, 1990-2016

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From: Chris Wilkins

Dear Ministry of Justice,
I would like to request the following statistics on cannabis possession, cannabis dealing and 'other' cannabis from 1990 to 2016 (or to the most recent year available

Table 1: Outcome of prosecutions for possession or use of cannabis offences by outcome (e.g. convicted, Youth Court, Discharge, etc) for 1990-2016

Table 2: Number of people convicted for possession or use of cannabis, by sentence category (e.g. Imprisonment, community work, periodic detention, etc), 1990-2016

Table 3: Average sentence length imposed for involving possession or use of cannabis offences (imprisonment in months, community work in hours, etc), 1990-2016

The same three tables for 'cannabis dealing' and 'other cannabis' offences'

Yours faithfully,
Chris Wilkins (Massey University)

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Dear Dr Wilkins


Please find attached a response to your Official Information Act request
about cannabis convictions.  There are two files attached - the response
letter and the response tables.







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