Majority of British public support legalisation of cannabis, survey reveals
More than three in four people willing to use cannabis if advised by a doctor
The British public strongly supports the legalisation of cannabis, according to a new poll.
Fifty-nine per cent of people surveyed strongly support or tend to support legalisation of the drug, compared to just 31 per cent who oppose the idea.
The poll was commissioned by the think tank Volteface and the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis, and carried out by Populus.
Its results show that support for cannabis legalisation is highest amongst younger people. More than two-thirds (68%) of 18-24 year olds support the policy, although almost half (49%) of over 65s believe the same.
Two-thirds (65%) of the public believe cannabis laws should be reformed, though the number is split between the 40 per cent who support legalisation and 25 per cent who prefer decriminalisation.