Majority Support Pot Legalization; But Not Priority For Canadians
Although it’s not a top priority for Canadians, it appears the majority are in favor of seeing the Federal Government legalize marijuana use. That’s the finding of a new poll from the Angus Reid Institute.
Nearly 70% say marijuana should be legal, although there is some apprehension about how readily available the drug should be. Just over 40% feel it should be legalized, but tightly controlled by the government.
But is this issue a top priority for Canadians? Not really.
The poll finds 54% feel it’s one of the least important issues for the country right now.
Some more of findings from the poll:
-64% say legalization will do more harm than good
-51% agree that if pot is legalized it will be easier for kids to get access to it
-46% say users should be able to grow a few plants for personal use, 8% say there shouldn’t be any limit
-55% say if it were to become legal, they would not use it at all.
Current laws stipulate it’s legal to purchase and use marijuana with a prescription, but the Trudeau government has promised to make marijuana legal for recreational purposes.