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Title: The views and concerns of the Maltese society regarding the legalisation of cannabis use for recreational purposes
Authors: Borg, Sarah (2020)
Keywords: Cannabis -- Law and legislation -- Malta
Drug legalization -- Malta
Recreational drug use -- Malta
Issue Date: 2020
Citation: Borg, S. (2020). The views and concerns of the Maltese society regarding the legalisation of cannabis use for recreational purposes (Bachelor's dissertation).
Abstract: Cannabis has been used for thousands of years for its medicinal and recreational purposes. Recently, evidence gathered from clinical trials and case reports have shown that cannabis has therapeutic potential. In fact, cannabis was legalised for medicinal purposes in many countries including Malta. However, recreational cannabis still remains illegal locally. There has been much debate on this issue and this research study aims to explore the views and concerns of the Maltese society, including professionals, students, and the general public regarding the legislation of recreational cannabis in Malta. This research was conducted by means of quantitative data through the use of an online questionnaire created using Google Forms. Participants were targeted through social media including Facebook and there was a representative sample of 174 respondents. The findings of this research study show that the majority of the Maltese population approves the legislation of recreational cannabis in Malta. Furthermore, the findings showed that the Maltese society views cannabis as a ‘safe’ drug when compared to other drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine. However, the findings also uncovered some major lack of knowledge relating to cannabis effects on driving and also the view that cannabis is ‘safer’ than tobacco. Finally, it was concluded that if the Maltese government legalised recreational cannabis, more than half of the respondents would feel comfortable to access cannabis through coffeeshops or cannabis dispensaries.
Description: B.A.(HONS)CRIMINOLOGY
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/77279
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