A poll released this week finds that a slight majority of Canadians
favor the decriminalization of the personal possession and use of marijuana.
Of 1,515 adults polled, 51% were in favor of decriminalization for personal
use, and 83% favored legalization for medicinal use.
The only age category opposed to decrim were those over 55, with only
41% in favor. Level of education was also a factor, with 55% of college-educated
adults favoring decrim as opposed to 49% of those with less than a high
This story was reported on the front page of the Globe and Mail, Canada's
only national newspaper, on November 4. The Globe and Mail accepts e-mail
letters to the editors at [email protected],
and their web site can be found at http://www.globeandmail.ca/.
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Issue #19, 11/15/97
NJ Needle Exchange Continues Legal Battle: Medical Necessity Defense Rejected By Judge | Virginia Pushes Envelope on Pain Control: Medical Society Calls For Greater Acceptance Of Narcotics | Marihuana The Forbidden Medicine: Revised and Expanded Edition of the Landmark Book by Grinspoon and Bakalar | Media Alert: Magazine Does Hatchet Job on San Francisco's Reform-Minded District Attorney | Events: The Reformer's Calendar Updated -- Events Coming Right Up! | Junior High Student Suspended for Supplying Cough Drop | Drug Czar "Sends a Message" to the Pentagon Over Anti- Drug Budget: Military Reluctant To Expand Drug War Involvement | Shultz And Friedman Tell California Cops "Drug War is a Dismal Failure" | Undercover Federal Narc Shoots Teen Holding Candy Bar | Consumption of (Legal) Alcohol Plunges | 18 Students Share Needle in Science Class | 51% of Canadians Favor Decriminalization of Marijuana | Clinton Removes Syria, Lebanon from List of Problem Drug Trafficking Nations | Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferer Gets 9-Month Suspended Sentence in England | Colorado Governor Calls for Sentencing Reform: Prefers Alternatives to Incarceration and Educational Spending | Editorial: Youth are Victims of Drug War
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