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Rapid response to:

Head To Head Head to Head

Should the supply of cannabis be legalised now?

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4468 (Published 03 July 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l4473

Rapid Response:

Results from debate at Royal College of Psychiatrists' International Congress, London 2 July 2019

Molly Meacher and Robin Murray debated the issue at the Royal College of Psychiatrists' International Congress, London 2 July

I'm told that voting was as follows:

1. Should cannabis use for recreational purposes be decriminalised?

Before the debate:
Yes 67%
No 25%
Don't know 8%

After the debate
Yes 77%
No 17%
Don't know 6%

2. Should cannabis use for recreational purposes be legalised?

Before the debate
Yes 44%
No 39%
Don't know 17%

After the debate
Yes 33%
No 63%
Don't know 4%

Competing interests: No competing interests

04 July 2019
Richard Hurley
features and debates editor
The BMJ