Most Canadians want pot laws relaxed, poll shows

Seven out of ten Canadians polled in a survey for the Department of Justice said they support decriminalization or legalization of marijuana
The Toronto Star (Canada)
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A strong majority of Canadians think the federal government should either legalize marijuana or decriminalize the possession of small amounts, according to a Department of Justice poll, kept secret by the Conservatives for months. Of the 3,000 respondents, 37.3 per cent said the government should legalize marijuana, while 33.4 per cent said the possession of small amounts should be decriminalized. Only 13.7 per cent of respondents supported the status quo, while 12 per cent said they believe Ottawa should impose harsher penalties.