Nearly Eight Out Of Ten Canadians Favor Medical Marijuana

Seventy-eight percent of Canadians support legalizing medical marijuana, a Decima Research Inc. poll reported Wednesday.

“Medical marijuana is an international issue, and supported by the voting public here and abroad,” NORML Executive Director R. Keith Stroup, Esq. said.

The polling firm asked 2,026 Canadian adults whether they strongly agree, agree, oppose or strongly oppose the federal government’s consideration of legalizing marijuana as a medical treatment. Recently, Canadian Health Minister Allan Rock said his office is considering developing federal guidelines for medical marijuana trials, although it is not the first time he has made such statements. The House of Commons is expected to vote on a separate motion to legalize medical marijuana this June.

The Canadian poll comes days after a Gallup poll found that 73 percent of Americans support legalizing marijuana as a medicine.

For more information, please contact Allen St. Pierre of The NORML Foundation @ (202) 483-8751. To read the results of previous medical marijuana polls, please visit the NORML website.