Majority of Canadians content with government's pot plan (SURVEY)

Apr 20 2017, 9:22 pm

The majority of Canadians are content with the federal government’s recently proposed pot legislation, according to a recent survey by the Angus Reid Institute.

The online survey,  was conducted from April 17 to 19, sampled a 1,467 Canadians who are members of the Angus Reid Forum.

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The survey found that 63% of respondents supported the federal government’s Cannabis Act, which would allow the possession of cannabis products by people aged 18 or older in a public place equivalent of up to 30 g of dried cannabis.

However, the survey results show that 66% of respondents are concerned that legalization will fall short of making it more difficult for young people to use the drug.

Moreover, 48% say that the 30 gram limit for possession should be lower.

Canadians think legalization as doing more good than bad

Overall, the survey concluded that that majority of Canadians (58%) say that they expect more good than bad to come from this policy change.

However, this opinion substantially varies in each province.

The majority of Canadians believe pot legalization will do more good than harm (Angus Reid)

The majority of Canadians believe pot legalization will do more good than harm (Angus Reid)

In particular, Quebecers showed more concern about legalization over other provinces.

The government’s legalization plan is expected to go into full effect by July 2018.

Once the Cannabis Act is in force, the government has said that provinces and territories will be allowed to increase the minimum age, lower the possession limit, and impose extra rules on home growing.

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