A new survey reveals that more than two-thirds of Australians support the use of medical cannabis for people suffering from chronic pain and illness, says Adam Gartrell in a report for The Sydney Morning Herald.
The survey, which was conducted by Palliative Care Australia, found that 67 per cent of the 1006 people surveyed from across the country back medical cannabis, while only nine per cent oppose it.
The results of the survey comes as the Federal Parliament deliberates and votes on a cannabis legalisation bill this month. Once the bill, which has the backing of Prime Minister Tony Abbott, is approved, the production, distribution and use of medicinal cannabis will become the responsibility of the federal government.
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