Nearly one-fifth of Hungarians support the legal, regulated sale of marijuana, according to a fresh survey by the Nézőpont Institute commissioned by the tabloid Blikk.
Fully 73 percent of the survey’s respondents said they opposed legalising the sale of marijuana compared with 18 percent, who were in favour of it.
Altogether 11 percent of respondents told Nézőpont that they had experimented with marijuana at some point in their life.
The survey found that there is currently no social group whose majority favours legalising the drug. Legal marijuana use has the highest support among 18-29 year-olds, with 34 percent of this age group backing it. Fully 28 percent of Budapest residents think selling marijuana should be made legal, as do 39 percent of self-declared “upper-class” Hungarians.
Among those who have tried marijuana, 57 percent support its legalisation compared with 33 percent who are against it.
The survey was conducted between June 6 and 8 with a sample of 1,000 adults.