According to the recent Canadian Cannabis Report conducted by market research firm Oracle Poll, 25 percent of all Canadian citizens smoke pot and about 11 million Canadians will be using the drug once the country fully legalizes it on July 1st.
Dabbed as the most comprehensive and detailed market research study on the subject to ever come out so far this year, the study offers an astounding look into the reality of cannabis culture in the Great White North.w
Here are some of the most interesting facts that the study found:
- 7.67 million or about 26 percent of the overall Canadian population currently consumes weed
- About 39 percent of Canadians or 11.42 million of the population are reported to use marijuana once it is legalized
- Over half of the population (53 percent) hold a positive opinion about cannabis
- Understandably, 57 percent support the government’s move to finally legalize the drug
- 63 percent of current users and those who will use the drug in the future prefer to purchase marijuana via retail
- 65 percent support the idea that growers should be allowed to open their own retail stores once cannabis is legalized
Canada has been very receptive of the drug since the initial advocacies for legalization started. Knowing that a good percentage of the population sees the medical value and potential of marijuana and that they support the government’s actions, it shouldn’t be hard for regulators, legislators, growers, consumers, and retail owners to set up and establish a well-founded cannabis culture in the country.