Do Australians support or oppose increased penalties for the sale or supply of cannabis?

Almost half (46%) of the Australian population supports increased penalties for the sale or supply of cannabis. A quarter (25%) oppose increased penalties, 21% neither support nor oppose increased penalties, and 7% don’t know enough to say.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NCETA secondary analysis, 2019).

Please note: Percentages may not tally to 100% due to rounding. Criminal offences vary between each state and territory. Data presented here differ slightly from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) National Drug Strategy Household Survey report due to different analysis methodologies. The AIHW analysis excluded the “don’t know enough to say” category, thus changing the proportions in the remaining response categories.