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Cannabis Intervention Requirement (CIR)

 

Overview

The Cannabis Intervention Requirement (CIR) is a Western Australian diversion program that may be used as an option by police who have the discretion to issue a CIR notice to eligible people. A person is eligible for a CIR if they are aged 14 years or over, and found to be using cannabis, in possession of not more than 10 grams of cannabis, and/or in possession of a smoking implement containing detectable traces of cannabis.

A person who has been given a CIR will be required to book and complete a Cannabis Intervention Session (CIS) within 28 days or elect to have the matter heard in court. A CIS is a one-to-one therapeutic intervention with a trained alcohol and drug counselor who provides attendees with the opportunity to consider their drug use in a supportive environment.

The CIR program does not apply to offences involving the possession or cultivation of cannabis plants, or possession of any quantities of cannabis resin (hash), hash oil, or other cannabis derivatives. These offences will be prosecuted through the courts.

Abstract adapted from Drug and Alcohol Office (WA)

Contacts

Mental Health Commission
Level 1, 1 Nash Street
Perth WA 6000
GPO Box X2299
Perth Business Centre WA 6847
Ph: (08) 6553 0600
Email: ContactUs@mhc.wa.gov.au

Related publications

Cannabis intervention requirement (2011)

Drug and Alcohol Office

This brochure is part of a set of three brochures created by the former Drug and Alcohol Office of Western Australia to provide information on laws surrounding cannabis-related offences. These laws came into effect in August 2011 and are only applicable to West Australian residents.

The brochure provides information on Cannabis Intervention Requirements (CIR) for adults, including how to respond to a CIR if issued by police.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Cannabis intervention requirement (juvenile) (2011)

Drug and Alcohol Office

Cannabis intervention requirement (juvenile) is part of a set of three brochures created by the former Drug and Alcohol Office of Western Australia to provide information on laws surrounding cannabis-related offences. These laws came into effect in August 2011 and are only applicable to West Australian residents.

The brochure delivers information on cannabis intervention requirements for juveniles aged 14-17 years, including how to respond to a Cannabis intervention requirement if issued by police.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Cannabis intervention session (2011)

Drug and Alcohol Office

Cannabis intervention session is part of a set of three brochures created by the former Drug and Alcohol Office of Western Australia to provide information on laws surrounding cannabis-related offences. These laws came into effect in August 2011 and are only applicable to West Australian residents.

The brochure provides information on cannabis intervention sessions, including information on when a session is necessary and how to book.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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Last updated: 2 August 2017
 
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