Bulletin no. 21: What does the research evidence tell us about what Australians think about the legal status of drugs?

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Author: Alison Ritter, Francis Matthew-Simmons

Resource Type: DPMP Bulletins

This bulletin summarises data from a nationally representative survey of Australians on the legal status of drugs. We draw an important distinction between what Australians think about “legalisation” versus “decriminalisation”, and what Australians think about different types of drugs (four drugs are compared: cannabis, ecstasy, heroin and meth/amphetamine).