Poll: 68% Of Canadians Support Marijuana Legalization
During his campaign to become Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau campaigned on a pro-marijuana platform. One of the first things that he did after getting elected was to task federal officials in Canada with the goal of implementing a legal, regulated system for recreational marijuana in Canada. The process has been slow for various reasons, but I still believe that legal marijuana is on it’s way to Canada sooner than later. That would be a move that would have overwhelming support in Canada according to a recent poll. Per The Globe and Mail:
The poll of 1,000 Canadians found that legalizing marijuana is supported or somewhat supported by 68 per cent of the population.
British Columbia leads the way with 75-per-cent overall support for legalization, while the plan has only 55-per-cent support in the Prairies.
On the other hand, 30 per cent of the population is opposed or somewhat opposed to the legalization of marijuana.
Recreational marijuana has been illegal in Canada since 1923. Canada is home to one of the best marijuana cultures on the planet. I used to consume a lot of Canadian cannabis in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. I would love to see Canadians be allowed to consume cannabis in peace, and not have to worry about arrest. Seeing a thriving Canadian recreational industry would be a great bonus too!