MaltaToday online poll | 50% vote for decriminalisation of cannabis possession

The majority of respondents to an online poll on MaltaToday.com.mt vote for the decriminalisation of possessing small amounts of cannabis.

 

Up until Saturday 12 April at 6pm, a total of 1,439 voted on MaltaToday’s online poll on whether they agreed with the decriminalisation of cannabis.

Clinical director of Sedqa, Dr George Grech, had repeatedly called for a national debate on to compare the pros and cons of decriminalising cannabis.

“Prison is not giving results – it’s no secret there are drugs in prison, and we have come to learn that incarceration does not work in people who are purely drug addicts,” Grech had said when contacted by MaltaToday in December 2011 while clarifying that he was referring to decriminalisation and no legalisation.

 

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