Most NZers support medical marijuana – poll

By March 31, 2016 Recent News

Radio NZ 30 March 2016
The research company, UMR, polled 1750 people between January and February.

Of those polled, 72 percent said they would support a medical marijuana regime, with 13 percent opposed and 15 percent not sure.

Support was spread evenly across all demographics, including age, gender, and even political party support, with only a slight dip to 65 percent among National voters.

A new poll suggests nearly three-quarters of New Zealanders support allowing marijuana to be used for medical purposes.

UMR executive director Stephen Mills said it was unusual for a poll question to deliver such a decisive result.

“I would guess that people would just see it as an utter no-brainer, that if people were in considerable pain or worse and marijuana can provide some relief then they should be allowed to use it. I think it’s just a straight, sympathetic human response to the situation.”

Mr Mills said respondents’ views on legalising marijuana for personal recreational use were evenly split.
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