Poll: Over 79% of Bermuda Voters Support Decriminalizing or Legalizing Cannabis

bermudaA new poll released by Profiles of Bermuda has found that an overwhelming majority of voters in Bermuda support either decriminalizing or legalizing cannabis.

According to the survey, 41.5% of Bermuda voters support legalizing cannabis, with an additional 37.8% supporting decriminalization. Altogether 79.3% support either legalizing or decriminalizing cannabis, with just 20% in favor of retaining the laws as they are. This represents and 8.5% increase in support since just last year.

Last year a report commissioned by the Bermuda government endorsed legalizing cannabis for medical purposes, and decriminalizing it for personal use. The report concluded that prosecutions for non-violent offenses related to cannabis are overwhelming the criminal justice system and disproportionately target non-white and immigrant populations.


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