RedC Poll

Ahead of a citizens’ assembly on drug use, poll shows public favour changes in the law

The Business Post/RedC poll shows 70 per cent support for currently illegal drugs to be made available for therapeutic or medicinal use and over 50 per cent support for the regulated sale of cannabis for recreational use

Just over half of all in Ireland adults (54 per cent) support the legalisation and regulated sale of cannabis. Picture: Getty

Much of the media coverage around the proposed citizens’ assembly on drug use in Ireland has held that the process will be difficult and possibly contentious. Are the citizens of Ireland ready to really debate the merits of decriminalisation and legalisation of drug use?

The assembly members will be brought together later this spring to represent the ordinary people of Ireland, and to discuss and consider important legal and policy issues on drug use in ...