Canadians Say No to Legalized Drugs
Vancouver, BC – A new survey conducted in British Columba has revealed that citizens overwhelmingly support legal marijuana. The survey was conducted online and results showed that 70 percent of people surveyed approved of legalizing marijuana. The poll also found that when it came to other narcotics, the opposite is true.
People taking the survey were asked if other drugs should be legalized, and the answer was overwhelmingly no. At least 85 percent said that crack, methamphetamine and fentanyl should not be legalized. Cocaine was opposed by 81 percent and ecstasy was opposed by 80 percent those surveyed. Four out of five people are against legalizing heroin.
Men are in favor of legalizing weed at a rate of 73 percent. Liberals voted in favor with 83 percent. People between the ages of 18 and 34 are in support of legalizing marijuana by 77 percent. Three out of four people surveyed (or 76 percent) say that they were acquainted with the national legal marijuana conversation. A nation-wide poll last year showed similar results.
Forty-four percent of British Columbians agree that dispensaries should only sell cannabis, with 23 percent believing that it would be okay to sell pot in liquor stores, and 22 percent thinking that marijuana could be sold in pharmacies. Those who consume weed more than a few times every week said that they’d prefer that pot be sold in marijuana-only shops at a rate of 60 percent. Fifty percent of women also agreed, as well as 53 percent of people between 18 and 34.
About 43 percent of those surveyed said that the legal age for weed should be 19 and 23 percent of people thought that the proper age should be 21. The Vice President of Public Affairs of Insights West, which conducted the poll, says that “In spite of the high level of support for the legalization of marijuana, there are still many questions that British Columbians are pondering.”