57% of Germans Support Cannabis Legalization

When it comes to cannabis acceptance in Europe, attitudes are changing in some countries more rapidly than others. Recent poll results show increased acceptance for adult cannabis use in Germany and Switzerland, whereas Austria is lagging behind her German-speaking companions.

A Rapid Change of Mood in Germany

A recent poll conducted by the Mafo market research institute on the behalf of Playboy Deutschland shows majority support for the legalization of cannabis in Germany for the first time.

According to the survey, 57.5 percent of the German population believe cannabis should be legal for adults to purchase and consume. In addition, 90.5 percent of the more than 1,000 interview respondents do not believe the current drug policy works to prevent people from purchasing or consuming the banned herb.

Fewer than one-third of the interview subjects surveyed had experience consuming cannabis. “Hard drugs,” such as heroin, cocaine, and meth are still far less tolerated in German society, with 92.9 percent of respondents opposed to making hard drugs legally accessible.

The average German’s opinion of cannabis prohibition is changing rapidly, much like what has been…

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