Support for the legalization of medical cannabis in Great Britain in 2019

In 2019, 45 percent of British adults said they strongly supported the legalization of some cannabis-based medicines by the British government which allows specialist medical practitioners to prescribe these medicines to patients, while a further 32 percent support this to an extent. There is very little opposition to the legalization of medical cannabis among the British population with only four percent of respondents opposing to any extent.

To what extent do you support or oppose the government's policy to legalize some cannabis-based medicines?

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Release date

July 2019


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

June 16 to June 19, 2019

Number of respondents

1,690 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

GB Adults

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The question was worded by the source as: "In October 2018 the Government legalised some cannabis-based medicines, giving some specialist doctors the power to prescribe cannabis-based medicines to any patients that they think could benefit from the treatment. To what extent do you support or oppose this policy?"

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