A new poll of Canadians found that Canadians are evenly split over whether or not recreational marijuana should be legalized in 2019, and that the public is divided on whether the legal weed will be good for them.
The poll, conducted by Ipsos Reid for The Globe and Mail and the CBC’s The Current, found that 52 per cent of respondents say they support legal recreational marijuana in 2019.
A mere 20 per cent said they would prefer a new law to be passed.
That leaves Canadians with a clear divide between those who support legalizing recreational marijuana and those who are against it.
“This is the most significant poll we’ve done on this question of marijuana legalization, and it really shows that the vast majority of Canadians are in support of legalizing marijuana,” said Tim Hudak, the former Ontario premier and federal Liberal leader who was elected in 2015 and is now the interim leader of the Progressive Conservatives.
“The fact that we’re at a point where Canadians are not in agreement with the government’s position on legalization is absolutely stunning.”
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