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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-07674: Margaret Mitchell (Central Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 2 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what procedures it has in place to reduce cannabis use.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 16 March 2017

The Scottish Government continues to tackle problem drug use through our strategy 'The Road for Recovery'. This strategy seeks to tackle problem drug use through a combination of prevention and education work. The Scottish Government has invested over £630 million to tackle problem alcohol and drug use since 2008.

The most recently published findings from the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey show that there has been a statistically significant decrease in the reported use of cannabis (down from 6.2% in 2008-09 to 5% in 2014-15).