Published: 08 April 2023

Trends in public attitudes to permitting cannabis for recreational use: analysis of Irish survey data since 2002

There has been considerable debate around the liberalization of cannabis laws in many countries. Given recent changes in cannabis policy, and the current discussion regarding cannabis legalization in Ireland, the aim of this study was to examine changes in attitudes over time towards permitting recreational cannabis use.


  • Deirdre Mongan
  • Sean Millar
  • Claire O'Dwyer
  • Brian Galvin
  • Bobby P Smyth

EUPHA - European Public Health Association
ISSN number
1101-1262 (print); 1464-360X (web)
European Journal of Public Health 2023;33:627–32