A new poll by YouGov shows most Australians are not convinced by the idea of medicinal cannabis.
The survey, released on Friday, also found there is a significant number of people who are not ready to support the use of ed drugs and cannabis for medical purposes.
Ed drugs are the use or administration of prescription or over-the-counter drugs by someone without a medical need.
It’s an industry that is already in a bubble because it has not been legalised in Australia since the mid-1990s.
The survey also found that the majority of people in the poll were not aware of the medical uses of cannabis.
However, almost half of respondents were aware that there were currently over 50,000 medical cannabis patients in Australia, which is more than one in four.
Only one in 10 people were aware of a total of 527,000 Australians who use medicinal cannabis, which has the potential to be used for hundreds of thousands of Australians suffering from debilitating conditions.
This is despite the fact there are currently no legal medical uses for the cannabis plant.
More than three quarters of Australians were not sure if they would support the idea, according to the poll.
Many Australians also said they did not think the use was beneficial to the nation, and just 14 per cent were positive.
Some 37 per cent said they were unsure about the safety of the drug.
But the poll also found the majority were concerned about the potential negative impacts of ed drug use.
Among those who were unsure, just 16 per cent of people said they would consider getting the drug for medical reasons, compared to 62 per cent who said they thought it was not beneficial.
Those who were in favour of the use were also more likely to have negative attitudes towards the drug, as was the case for those who believed the drug should be used only by those who have a medical condition.
In fact, those who did not consider it was beneficial said they felt a sense of inadequacy and that the use should only be for medical use.
A total of 926,000 people in Australia were surveyed, including more than 500,000 adults, on their views on medical cannabis.