Backyard pot grown for health – survey

Backyard pot grown for health - survey
The interim findings of a survey of backyard cannabis growers shows most grow it for medicinal purposes.
In the first study of its size in Australia, the National Drug Research Institute is conducting an anonymous online survey to find out more about people who grow small amounts of cannabis in their backyards, cupboards and sheds.
A research fellow at the institute, Monica Barratt, said about 250 people had taken part so far and it was hoped the responses would double in coming months before the information was collated and compared with similar studies in the US, Canada, the UK and across Europe.
‘The majority grow for personal use and also to avoid contact with criminals,’ Dr Barratt told AAP on Sunday, ahead of her presentation at a major alcohol and drug conference in Melbourne this week.
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