Article by Shawn Jeffords, Toronto Sun
Selling pot at the liquor store isn’t sparking up overwhelming public support, according to stats released in a new poll.
The Forum Research survey provided exclusively to the Toronto Sun found that more than a third of Ontarians (36%) think pharmacies are the best place to sell recreational pot, not the LCBO as Premier Kathleen Wynne has suggested. The survey says that specialized marijuana dispensaries rank second with 26% support while selling pot at the LCBO ranked lower with 16% support.
“We have polled this issue nationally as well as provincially here in Ontario, and the answers are essentially the same; dispensaries and pharmacies are favoured as the best places to sell marijuana once it is legal, and the LCBO is not seen to be a favoured location,” said Forum Research president Lorne Bozinoff.
Even fewer people like the current model for access to medicinal marijuana, with just 6% of respondents saying they support the product being sent through the mail from a licensed producer.
When asked if they thought it was at all appropriate to sell weed the same place where Ontarions buy wine, liquor and beer, half the respondents (56%) said no. About a third (36%) think it’s OK.