Article by Lift News
A recent poll shows a solid majority (61%) of Canadians support the legalization of cannabis, but only about half (49%) support growing it at home. The polling also shows Canadians support independent cannabis retail locations, such as not selling pot in liquor stores or government-controlled stores.
Broken down by region, those in Western and Atlantic Canada were more supportive of both, with a majority of those living in British Columbia (63%), Alberta (58%), Saskatchewan and Manitoba (57%) and Atlantic Canada (54%) supporting personal cultivation, where this opinion was the minority in Ontario and Quebec (47% in Ontario, 37% in Quebec).
While each province registered a majority of support for legalization of marijuana over all, the results still showed similar patterns of greater support in Western and Atlantic Canada, with lower support in the prairies, as well as Ontario and Quebec. Men tend to support both legalization and home grow more than women.
Among those who do support personal cultivation of cannabis, the support for how many plants should be allowed was also divided.
Read the poll here. Another recent poll shows Canadians believe occurrences of impaired driving (58%) and addiction (45%) will increase as a result of legalizing marijuana