Source: The Mercury, 26 September, 1992, p.3


Decriminalise drug use: poll

SOME 96 percent of callers to 
youth radio station Triple J have 
said marijuana use should be 
decriminalised in Australia.
  The phone-in listener poll, 
which closed yesterday, showed 
9924 - out of the 10,000-plus 
callers - favoured decrimi-
nalisation, the station said.
  Only 389 believed possession of 
the drug should remain a crim-
inal offence.
  Many callers stressed they did 
not smoke marijuana but still 
believed in decriminalising its 
use, a Triple J statement said.
  The poll followed a recent de-
criminalisation ruling in the 
Australian Capital Territory.


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