Every Day, Someone Faces Charges For Cannabis Possession

Cannabis possession accounts for six in every 10 drugs tribunal prosecutions.

The police are prosecuting people for the simple possession of cannabis at a rate of one person a day and most are first-time offenders, according to the latest data by the justice ministry.

A total of 1,897 people have been brought before the drugs tribunal since it was first set up as part of a legal reform in September 2015.

An overwhelming majority – 90 per cent – were first time offenders, the statistics up to December 2020 show.

– Read the entire article at Times of Malta.

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