Should marijuana be legalised in Australia?
Should marijuana be legalised in Australia?

Should marijuana be made legal in Australia?

LEGAL sales of marijuana for recreational use have begun in the US state of Colorado.

Dozens of people lined up at some stores in Denver on January 1 to buy up to 28 grams (1 ounce) of marijuana legally for the first time, the ABC reports.

Colorado legalised the drug for recreational use in November, 2012.

Colorado is expected to earn $US67 million in tax revenue this year from legal sales of the drug.

It has already approved 348 marijuana business licenses state-wide, but local government areas can block approval of the shops if they choose.

Marijuana for health purposes is legal and regulated in 19 US states.

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Should Australia follow Colorado's lead?

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Should marijuana be made legal in Australia?

This poll ended on 09 January 2014.

Current Results

Yes. Under strict conditions

71%

No. It is harmful to health

15%

Yes. But for medical use only

11%

I don't know

1%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


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