Canadians in favour of relaxing pot laws: poll

Nearly two-thirds of Canadians are open to the idea of decriminalizing or legalizing marijuana, according to the results of a new poll
The Vancouver Sun (Canada)
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

canada-pot-flag3The results come as the Liberal party voted overwhelmingly to support legalization of the drug at its biennial policy convention on the weekend, seeming to put the party on side with public opinion. Forty per cent of respondents to the Forum Research poll said they were in favour of the legalization and taxation of pot, while another 26 per cent said they were for the decriminalization of carrying small amounts of the drug. (See also: Majority of Canadians support legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana, new poll suggests)