Canada is becoming a global pioneer when it comes to cannabis legalization. On October 17, weed will become legal across the entire country and recreational sales will officially begin. In many ways, Canada’s legalization will be an important testing ground for other places considering changing weed laws. So how do Canadians feel about it? Are they worried about legal weed? Newly published stats shed some light on these questions and more. In particular, a new poll shows Canadians are more concerned about Donald Trump than legal weed.
Are Canadians Worried About Legal Weed?
Earlier this month, Abacus Data surveyed 1,500 Canadians aged 18 and up. The survey asked them about a range of issues in an effort to gauge the most pressing concerns for adults in Canada.
After analyzing survey results, the company published its final report. According to Abacus Data, this information could be helpful as Canada prepares for the 2019 election year.
Interestingly, the survey showed that Canadian adults really are not that worried about the legalization of marijuana. In fact, out of nine specific issues, legalization was the least pressing concern for adults who took the survey.
At the same time, Donald Trump was the number one largest issue Canadians reported being “extremely concerned” about. After Trump, Canadian adults reported being concerned with issues related to health care, climate change, and housing affordability. Legalization was at the bottom of the list of concerns.
Courtesy of Abacus Data
There were some interesting variations in the data when analyzed according to demographic variables. For example, people over 45 years old ranked health care as their second most pressing concern. Meanwhile, health care was the fourth largest concern among people under the age of 45.
Similarly, liberal voters