A new poll released by Insights West has found that a strong majority of those in British Columbia support legalizing cannabis for recreational purposes.
According to the survey, 67% of B.C. residents favor legalizing and taxing cannabis, with just 28% opposed. Of those opposed to legalization, just 14% “strongly oppose” it, while 36% “strong support” the idea.
Majority support was found among all age groups, with those aged 18 to 34 having the highest level of support at 72%, with just 20% opposed.
In regards to medical cannabis, 78% of respondents say that cannabis has true medical benefits, and the same percentage believe that dispensaries are the proper way of distributing the medicine. Only 7% of those in British Columbia believe cannabis should be illegal for all purposes.
The full poll can be found by clicking here.