Poll Suggests Majority of Canadians Support Decriminalization of Marijuana
A new poll suggests a majority of Canadians support the decriminalization of marijuana in small amounts.
The Ipsos Reid survey for Newstalk 1010 says 66% of respondents would like to see action to decriminalize possession of the drug in small amounts so that it no longer leads to a penalty or fine.
34 percent are against decriminalization.
The numbers suggest Canadians are becoming more accepting of the drug as just 39% supported decriminalization in 1987.
Poll respondents in Atlantic Canada (72%), Ontario (69%) and BC (69%) were most in favour of decriminalization.