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Synthetic Cannabinoids: Crime

Question for Home Office

UIN 904761, tabled on 16 April 2018

Whether she has made an assessment of the effectiveness of measures to tackle the illegal trade in the drug commonly known as Spice.

Answered on

16 April 2018

The Government's approach to drugs is working. We are tracking the use of new psychoactive substances (which captures synthetic cannabinoids such as those in 'spice') though the annual Drug Misuse publication, which found that NPS use in England and Wales has fallen from 0.7 per cent in 2015/16 to 0.4 per cent in 2016/17. We recognise that some areas still have problems with synthetic cannabinoids and strongly support the multi-agency approach taken to tackle this.

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