AN ONLINE poll on the Fraser Coast has showed a high level of support for the idea of decriminalising marijuana.
Following a report on a New South Wales parliamentary inquiry recommending the drug be allowed for medicinal purposes, along with three recent court cases in Hervey Bay and Maryborough where defendants have argued a medical need for using the drug, the Chronicle asked its readers if they were in favour of marijuana being legalised.
After one day, more than 720 people had voted, with 85% in favour of the drug being legalised for both medicinal and recreational use.
A further 7% wanted it legalised for medicinal use only.
The remainder wanted the drug to be kept completely illegal.
The article has also been popular on social media, with more than 200 likes on Facebook and being retweeted a number of times on Twitter.
The poll will remain open until noon on Wednesday.