Arrests for cannabis possession in England and Wales have dropped by 46% since 2010, figures obtained by BBC Breakfast suggest.

Cautions fell by 48% and the number of people charged fell by 33%, according to data from police forces released under the Freedom of Information Act.

Crime survey data suggests cannabis use remained roughly level from 2010-15.

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