Survey Indicates 53% want S’pore to explore legalising cannabis for medical use

Considering what a conservative place Singapore is, this is an interesting read.

The Straits Times reports

SINGAPORE – Slightly more than half of 1,000 Singaporeans and permanent residents surveyed recently believe the Republic should consider legalising cannabis for medical purposes.

Asked whether Singapore should consider legalising cannabis only for medical purposes, 53 per cent said “yes”.

More than a third, or 35 per cent, said “no” to any legalisation, and the remaining 12 per cent voted “yes” to legalising its use for both medical and recreational purposes.

Attitudes towards the use of cannabis have become more liberal in some societies, including in Thailand, which legalised the growing and consumption of cannabis in June.

The survey, commissioned by The Sunday Times and carried out by consumer research company Milieu Insight in September, also showed differences in views across age groups.

Nearly three in five, or 59 per cent, of those aged 16 to 34 voted “yes” to legalising cannabis only for medical purposes.

This dropped to 57 per cent for those aged 35 to 44, 50 per cent for those aged 45 to 54, and 44 per cent for those aged 55 and above.


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