Pubdate: Wed, 01 Nov 2017
Source: Metro (Halifax, CN NS)
Copyright: 2017 Metro Canada
Author: Yvette d'entremont
Page: 2


Survey says majority won't buy marijuana when legalized

Pot doesn't look like it will be popular in this province when it's
finally legalized.

A new survey released Tuesday says the vast majority of Nova Scotians
don't plan to buy marijuana for personal use once it's legalized in

In a media release, Corporate Research Associates (CRA) said only one
in five Nova Scotians (19 per cent) intend to buy marijuana at least
occasionally for personal use once it's legalized.

Also, eight in 10 (79 per cent) of the province's residents said they
will "either probably not or definitely not" buy marijuana when it is

The intention to purchase (or not purchase) legal marijuana for
personal use is consistent across Nova Scotia.

However, men and residents under 55 are the most likely to "either
definitely or probably" purchase it for personal use when it becomes

"Based on current purchase intentions of marijuana for personal use,
the initial results are perhaps lower than what many may have
anticipated," said CRA chairman Don Mills in a media release.

"At the same time, it is possible that purchase intentions could be
understated given the current illegal status of marijuana for personal

These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly, an independent,
quarterly telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians.

It is based on a telephone sample of 400 adult Nova Scotians and was
conducted from Oct. 10 to 24. Overall results are considered accurate
to within plus or minus 4.9 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.
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