The Roy Morgan Research poll of 5357 Australians conducted in December 2001 and released in January 2002 showed –
60% of Australians believe cannabis should remain illegal.
The 60% is a 2% increase in the number of Australians that want to keep cannabis illegal compared to the previous poll.
A declining number of Australians (31%) believe cannabis should be made legal.
75% of National Party voters want cannabis to remain illegal.
69% of Liberal Party voters want cannabis to remain illegal.
57% of ALP voters want cannabis to remain illegal.
Source: Canberra Times 27 January 2002.
Clearly, more Australians understand that cannabis is a dangerous drug and legalization will lead to more use and more medical, legal, criminal and social problems for our community.