Correspondence between ministers and Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

Have Scottish Government ministers had any correspondence with members of the CDPRG (Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group) or any other pro cannabis campaign or lobby group?

My request, while general, clearly falls within scope as I am merely seeking a yes or no answer. If a timescale is absolutely essential then since January 1 2022 to present day.

If you require further narrowing, then restrict my request to ministers holding business or enterprise within their portfolios or the First Minister.


I enclose a copy of the information you have requested. As a summary, this document contains the following information:

  • Correspondence between Scottish Ministers and Pro Cannabis Campaigns and/or Lobby Groups between 1 January 2022 and 16 January 2023.

Whilst our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide all of the information you have requested because exemptions under sections: 38 – Personal Data apply. The reasons why those exemption(s) apply are explained in the Annex to this letter.

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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