Poll: 68% Of Canadians Support Marijuana Legalization

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(image via Canada.com)

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!


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  • myconaut

    Oh Canada!

  • jontomas

    What’s happening is puzzling. Trudeau campaigned loudly on marijuana legalization, yet here we are in March, and no word yet even on a time-table. – Something’s fishy. – If they want to take their time setting up the industry, that’s understandable. – But at the very least, they should immediately stop all arrests and punishment of consumers with less than an ounce. – Where’s the debate on this?

    • Trudeau said publicly a few weeks after he was elected that, “they won’t let me legalize” and left it at that. He was referring to the international treaty against drugs at the U.N.

      Typical politician bullsh*t, tell you want you want to hear so you will vote for them and soon as they are in…..’they won’t let me’, WOW, I thought this guy was in charge but I guess the U.N. is in charge…only when it’s convenient.

      Just another lying politician, when are we going to learn?

  • Conservative Christian

    Jesus said to treat others as we would have them treat us. None of us would want our kids put in jail over a little marijuana. None of us would want the police to confiscate and sell our parents’ home because they grew a couple of plants to help with the aches and pains of growing older.

    Let’s start treating other people the way we would want to be treated.

  • calvet11

    Yes it is a bit odd. Before the election, Yea Trudeau ! Support cannabis reform and we will vote for you. After the election….cricket’s……. No reform, no meaningful government action. Well Canada how doe’s it feel. Do a recall on the lying sack, see what he doe’s then.