Do Australians think that the possession of small amounts of cannabis for personal use should be a criminal offence?
Most Australians (61%) think that the possession of small amounts of cannabis for personal use should not be a criminal offence. Twenty-two percent of the Australian population think that it should be a criminal offence, while 17% are unsure.
Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NCETA secondary analysis, 2019).
Please note: Criminal offences vary between each state and territory.