A new study has found that people think tobacco is more harmful than marijuana, and most think the latter should be legalized.
The survey of 1,000 people found that “over half of young people think cannabis should be legal, whilst 50.9% think that tobacco should be illegal.”
This comes as more research into the medical properties of cannabis is undertaken, and several states in the US experience an economic boost from legalizing the drug with little to no adverse effects on crime.
The study was conducted by Student Money Saver from its Facebook followers. While the methodology of this study might not stand up to serious scientific scrutiny it does show the prevailing mindset among the country’s students.
Other key findings the survey produced:
• 25% of people under 30 believe alcohol should be illegal;
• less than half of people think tobacco should be legal;
• more people thought cannabis should be legal than tobacco;
• 51% of people between 18 and 30 know someone with an alcohol problem;
• 45.8% of students agree or strongly agree that there is a drug culture at their university;
• over half of young people who participated think that cannabis should be legal;
• young people buying drugs from dealers do not feel safe whilst doing so;
• 19% of respondents have had a blackout due to drugs or alcohol within the last year.