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Aussies don't want laws overturned: survey

Australians don't want the federal government to overturn ACT's new laws legalising cannabis for personal use, a survey has found.

The survey, conducted by market research company Roy Morgan, found 62 per cent of Australians were against an intervention.

According to the survey, 27 per cent wanted to see an intervention while 11 per cent couldn't say either way.

ACT passed laws to legalise the cultivation and possession of a small amount of cannabis last month.

The laws have been labelled "crazy" by federal government ministers.

The survey was conducted in mid-October with 1054 Australians quizzed.

All age groups surveyed were against an intervention, led by 66 per cent of 35-49 year olds.

The 65 and over age-group had the smallest majority with 58 per cent against an intervention. Participants were told the laws conflicted with Commonwealth laws and asked if they believed the federal government should step in to overturn them.

Roy Morgan CEO Michele Levine said the results reflected the changing community attitudes towards cannabis and showed Australians were hesitant about federal intervention in the affairs of other jurisdictions.

Roy Morgan said the survey was self initiated and not commissioned by any government or group.

Originally published here: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6450278/australians-dont-want-cannabis-laws-overturned-survey/

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