One in five Brits thinks it’s OK for MPs and CEOs to smoke cannabis

Last week, Elon Musk hit the headlines after a video of him smoking cannabis while recording a podcast emerged online.

While some people were shocked at the Tesla CEO’s behaviour, others endorsed it.

Now, a new survey has revealed that almost one in five Brits think it’s OK for CEOs and even MPs to smoke cannabis.

Researchers from YouGov surveyed 1,677 British adults about their attitudes to cannabis.

The results revealed that 19 per cent of respondents think it’s acceptable for MPs and CEOs to at least occasionally smoke cannabis.

However, 43 per cent said that while it’s acceptable for such public figures to have smoked cannabis in the past, it’s not ok for them to do so while in that job.

And 31 per cent had a more hard line view, saying that having ever taken cannabis should disqualify someone from holding such a position.

Surprisingly, 5 per cent said they thought it was acceptable to be in post while taken harder drugs – including amphetamines, ecstasy, LSD, cocaine and heroin.

Young people were found to be more accepting when it comes to cannabis, with 30 per cent of 18-24 year olds believing it’s ok for MPs and CEOs to smoke cannabis.

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