"Half of Canadians (50%) support the legalization of marijuana, while 44 per cent are opposed," Angus Reid reported on Monday. "Respondents in Manitoba and Saskatchewan (61%), British Columbia (54%) and Ontario (51%) are all in favour of legalizing marijuana, while the lowest level of support is seen in Alberta (45%)."Of course we don't want to legalize harder drugs, but a drug strategy must hit at the root of drug addiction, including alcoholism. Not just punishment.
However, support for legalizing other drugs is remarkably low, with Angus Reid reporting that "nine-in-ten Canadians disagree with legalizing other drugs, such as ecstasy, heroin, crack cocaine, powder cocaine, and methamphetamine or "crystal meth".
Monday, November 29, 2010
More Than Half of Canadians Believe That Pot Should be Legalized
A recent poll reveals that Canadians would like to legalize marijuana, which means that they do not support Harper's tough on crime laws, that increase penalties for those nabbed with a plant or two.