Uruguay Marijuana Polls Good News for Regional Proponents

Geoffrey Ramsey
InSight Crime
Tuesday, 10 September, 2013

Uruguay-legalizationWhile public opinion remains largely opposed to marijuana regulation in Uruguay, a new poll shows support for the bill is growing, especially among likely voters for the ruling FA coalition, which could be good news for countries hoping to follow Uruguay's drug policy example. On September 2, leading Uruguayan pollster Cifra published the results of a new survey on marijuana regulation. The polling firm found that 61 percent of the country was opposed to the measure, a five-point drop since it was first proposed by President Jose Mujica in July 2012.