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'Prohibition has failed' as most cannabis users no longer receive a criminal record

Jan 16, 2020 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

POLICE have been accused of decriminalising cannabis by the back door as up to two thirds of users are let off with informal "community resolutions".

Between 50 and 70 per cent of people caught with cannabis in parts of Britain are being dealt with by police through such agreements - which do not result in a criminal record - to avoid drawing them into the justice system, according to analysis of official data by The Daily Telegraph.

Community resolutions provide an alternative to fo...