Poll: 92% in Ireland Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis

When it comes to medical cannabis, virtually no one in Ireland is opposed to its legalization.

 IrelandAccording to a new poll, 92% of those in Ireland support legalizing medical cannabis; support was highest in the Munster counties, with 94% in favor of the move.

In terms of gender, 93% of women support medical cannabis legalization, compared to 90% of men.

The survey was conducted by Red C Research and was commissioned by Help Not Harm. The goal of the study was “to understand the general views of the public towards the medical use of cannabis”. Help Not Harm is a non-profit organization working towards “a health-based approach to drugs in Ireland”.

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Poll: 77% of those in Ireland Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis

irelandThe vast majority of Ireland residents are in support of legalizing cannabis for medical purposes, according to polling released yesterday.

Based on the survey’s findings, 77% of those in Ireland believe that cannabis should be legal for medical use. Only 13% are opposed to the move, with 10% undecided.

The poll comes soon after Health Minister Simon Harris requested the Health Products Regulatory Authority to begin studying the potential benefits of cannabis for treating various ailments such as chronic pain.

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