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Over 90% support legalised cannabis for medicinal purposes

More than nine out of every 10 Australians (91%) believe the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes should be made legal, according to a special Roy Morgan telephone survey conducted over the three nights of October 20-22, 2015 with 644 Australians aged 14+.

Only 7% are against legalisation and 2% can’t say. Although Roy Morgan Research has been asking Australians for many years whether they believe the smoking of marijuana should be legalised, this is the first time it has asked specifically about the medicinal use of marijuana.

The result comes from widespread support for the legalisation of medicinal marijuana among men and women, different age groups, states of residence and federal voting intention.