Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')
As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.
Subject: Evidence Pertaining To Charges Under MODA 1971
I write to you under the Freedom of Information act 2000 to request four pieces of information/evidence that would be the foundation of any criminal charges relating to cannabis production and supply in the UK.
- FOUNDATION EVIDENCE for the claim that all genus of cannabis meet the currently accepted criteria for a schedule 1 substance in its raw form.
- FOUNDATION EVIDENCE for the claim that cannabinoid preparations meet the currently accepted criteria for a schedule 1 substance.
- FOUNDATION EVIDENCE for claim that cannabis is a 'controlled' substance in the UK and which government department is making that claim.
- FOUNDATION EVIDENCE for what is considered misuse of raw cannabis and its various preparations.
By foundation evidence, I mean the imperical evidence which demonstrates that cannabis meets the criteria for the schedule 1 status as legislated for (Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse), evidence that cannabis is more harmful than substances/chemicals of lower schedules (2-5) and the evidence you hold from the ACMD which justifies the Class B penalty classification.
Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is not held by Northumbria Police.
We hold no information relevant to any of your queries above.