Most Canadians Say They Won’t Try Legal Weed, According To StatsCan Poll

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Toronto Global Marijuana March 2018 Most Canadians Say They Won't Try Legal Weed, According To StatsCan Poll More than 5,000 Canadians were surveyed on their weed habits. Relaxnews Reflection of a participant lighting his bong during the Toronto Global Marijuana march 2018, just a few months before Canada legalizes Marijuana in Toronto, Canada, on May 5, 2018. (Photo by Arindam Shivaani/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Most Canadians say they probably won’t try cannabis and if they already use it won’t use more when the mood-altering drug is legalized, according to a survey published Thursday.

Canada is set to become the first G7 nation to legalize the recreational use of cannabis on October 17.

In anticipation, the government statistical agency has been collecting data on pot trends to help policymakers better understand the social and economic impact.

According to the latest Statistics Canada survey, 82 percent of more than 5,000 Canadians asked said they would be “unlikely to try cannabis or to increase their consumption with legalization.”

Among current users, 28 percent said they would probably boost their pot use.

“Intention to use cannabis in the future and once legal largely depended on whether the person reported current use,” the agency said in a statement.

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