Government Encourages Online Marijuana Survey

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The Ontario provincial government has released a survey on their homepage asking its citizens to provide feedback on the legalization of marijuana. The survey aims to gauge how the public feels about the incoming legalization of recreational cannabis as well as other topics that closely relate to how policy may be implemented.

The survey starts off asking very direct questions about how the participant feels about the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. The following page asks about the minimum age to buy and use cannabis, and whether or not 19 is appropriate. The survey then asks about where people should be allowed to smoke, vape or “use any form of recreational cannabis.” Some of the questions ask if condo’s or property managers should be able to restrict cannabis use. It goes on to cover topics like increased penalties for impaired driving, who should be allowed to distribute and finally asking what concerns the participant may have about legalization.

Ontario’s Attorney General Yasir Naqvi chimed in on the importance of the survey. According to  Naqvi, the answers given will help the government gauge the overall public sentiment and will be better able to guide the provincial government shape public marijuana policy after legalization. The survey completes July 31st however, the government plans to also consult experts, children’s advocates, and other interest groups before writing policy. You can find the survey at ontario.ca/cannabis.

 

July 18, 2017

by Davie Dabbs aka Popeye

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Davie is a long time cannabis professional who has worked not only as a cultivator but in all aspects of retail cannabis. From budtender, to wholesale and retail management, and from harvester to advanced hydroponic specialist, Davie has been around the block more than once. Now residing in beautiful British Columbia, Davie now works with acres of greenhouses, producing some of the best buds in the country.

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