Opinion: prosecuting those using cannabis for medical purposes Great Britain 2019

In 2019 it was found that the majority of British adults believe those who use cannabis illegally to self-treat medical conditions should not be prosecuted. 27 percent of respondents strongly oppose the prosecution of individuals using cannabis for medical reasons, with a further 25 percent opposing to an extent. On the other hand, six percent of respondents strongly support the prosecution of unlawful medical cannabis users.
A sizeable share of British adults living with various health conditions are using cannabis unlawfully to treat their conditions, due to limited medical cannabis legalization in the UK.

To what extent, if at all, do you support or oppose individuals being prosecuted for unlawfully using cannabis to self-treat medical conditions?

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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: "Thinking about individuals growing their own cannabis plants, which of these statements comes closest to your view?"

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