Survey: Legalization of cannabis worries most Thais

Suan Dusit Poll collected opinions from a random group of 2,390 people between June 20 and 23. The results were announced on Sunday by researcher Pornphan Buathong.

In the poll, respondents were asked if they were concerned about cannabis being legalized on June 9. Of the respondents, 32.85% said they were “very concerned,” 37.78% were “rather concerned,” 16.27% said they were “rather unconcerned,” and 13.10% were “not concerned at all.”

When asked if they thought legalization would have more pros than cons, 52.76% said cons would outweigh pros, 30.17% said there would be as many pros as cons, while 17.07% said the pros would outdo cons.

As for listing their concerns about the legalization of ganja, 84.58% said people still lack knowledge of correct usage, 82.16% are worried children will have easy access to the drug, while 73.73% pointed out that there is still no law regulating the use of cannabis. Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer to this question.

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