More than 700 votes in marijuana poll shows support for drug

The online community seems to support decriminalistion of cannabis.
The online community seems to support decriminalistion of cannabis. Nat Bromhead

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.

Should marijuana be legalised for medicinal use, both medicinal and recreational use or not at all?

This poll ended on 22 May 2013.

Medicinal use - 8%

Medicinal and recreational use - 84%

Not at all - 7%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Topics:  cannabis decriminalisation legalisation medicinal marijuana

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