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Arrests for cannabis possession drop 46%

Arrests for cannabis possession in England and Wales have dropped by 46% since 2010, figures obtained by BBC Breakfast suggest.

Arrests for cannabis possession in England and Wales have dropped by 46% since 2010, figures obtained by BBC Breakfast suggest.

The reason is thought to be many police forces are deciding it is no longer worth pursuing cannabis possession as a crime.

Last summer Durham Constabulary said it would no longer target cannabis users.

The BBC's Tim Muffett has been to see what impact that decision has had.

  • 04 Apr
  • From the section UK