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