North East Police Crime Commissioner Decriminalising Cannabis Users To Focus On Gangs

Ronald Hogg PCC, has today been reported to be re-prioritising the structure of cannabis policing in the North East in areas such as Durham, Newcastle and Middlesbrough. “Cannabis use is still illegal and smoking it is still a crime, but if you are caught, you will get this opportunity to stop re offending. ‘By and large we are saying it is not the top of our list to go out and try to pick up people smoking joints on street corners but if it’s blatant or we get complaints, officers will…

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