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Nida Poll: Nearly three quarters of Thais agree with legalizing ganja for medical use

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A poll conducted throughout Thailand earlier this month has suggested that Thai people are generally in favor of marijuana being made legal for medical use.

Nida Poll: Nearly three quarters of Thais agree with legalizing ganja for medical use | News by Samui TimesThe “Nida Poll” asked 1,250 people on August 16th and 17th in the poll titled: “Ganja: Useful or punishable”.

Some 68% of the population said they had heard reports about the usefulness of using ganja in medical matters.

And 72% said it should be legal for medical reasons. People said there were many useful ways in which the drug could be prescribed by doctors as had been shown abroad.

However, 25% disagreed saying legalizing the drug would have detrimental knock on effects that would be uncontrollable. This may encourage general drug use and lead to more crime.

The rest did not offer an opinion or did not know how to respond.

Some 53% thought that hospitals were the best way to have the drug controlled and administered.

A 29% group called for police to enforce the law, 19% called for better education.

Nearly 9% called for the laws in Thailand to be modified along the lines of laws in foreign countries.

The poll did not appear to ask outright whether ganja should be legalized for recreational use as has happened in some other countries and States around the world in recent years.

Sanook

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