Do Australians think that the possession of small amounts of cannabis for personal use should be a criminal offence?
Around a quarter (28%) of the Australian population think that the possession of small amounts of cannabis for personal use should be a criminal offence. However, more than half (56%) disagree and think that it should not be a criminal offence, while 17% are unsure.
Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NCETA secondary analysis, 2015).
Please note: Percentages may not tally to 100% due to rounding. Criminal offences vary between each state and territory.