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Figure 2: Characteristics of Public Support for Legalization of Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes 2001

This is a vertical bar chart which illustrates public support for the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes.

The Y axis is measured in percentages and increases in increments of 20 from 0 to 100.

The X axis is divided by 12 categories from left to right: Male, Female, 18-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-64 years, 65+ years, Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairies, and British Columbia.

  • 84% of males support the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes
  • 83% of females support the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes
  • 86% of 18-29 years olds support the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes
  • 81% of 30-39 years olds support the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes
  • 87% of 40-49 years olds support the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes
  • 85% of 50-64 years olds support the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes
  • 74% of those aged 65 and older support the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes
  • 78% of those from the Atlantic region support the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes
  • 89% of Quebeckers support the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes
  • 84% of Ontarians support the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes
  • 74% of those from the Prairies support the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes
  • 89% of British Columbians support the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes
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