Ontario Vote Compass: Should Only Government-Run Stores Sell Weed?

Article by Mike Wise, CBC News

Vote Compass: Should only government-run stores sell weed? Issue doesn't always line up with party preference Mike Wise · CBC News. Should only government-run stores be able to sell legal marijuana? 27% strongly agree. 24% strongly disagree. (Vox Pop Labs). A breakdown of party-affiliation shows supporters and detractors are spread across the political spectrum. (Vox Pop Labs)A breakdown of Vote Compass results by age. (Vox Pop Labs)

Ontario voters are split over where they think cannabis should be sold when it is legalized later this summer.

CBC’s Vote Compass survey asked respondents whether they thought only government-run stores should be able to sell marijuana.

The results showed that 27 per cent strongly agreed with that statement, while 24 per cent strongly disagreed. A further 18 per cent only somewhat agreed with government-only stores, while 19 per cent somewhat disagreed. Just 12 per cent were neutral on the idea.

The Ontario Liberals plan to open 40 government-run Ontario Cannabis Stores this year, with plans for 150 standalone stores by 2020.

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