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Most British Columbians want pot to be legal; many disagree on where it should be sold

Last Updated Oct 19, 2017 at 10:12 am PDT

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VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Most people in BC want recreational pot to be legal, but we can’t decide where it should be sold, according to a new public opinion poll.

Mario Canseco with Insights West says three quarters of us agree with marijuana legalization and heavier users are more likely to support sales in private specialty shops.

“There are about 40 per cent who say, ‘Let’s just sell it in a store that’s only designed to sell cannabis.’ And there’s about one in five who say, ‘Why don’t we sell it at the liquor store?’ and one in five who say, ‘Why don’t we sell it at drug stores?'”

“People who smoke it once a day are essentially saying, ‘Yes, let’s have a standalone store where I can buy this.’ People who aren’t using marijuana that much are more likely to be looking at it as something that can be sold in other places,” he adds.

The poll also found that while seven in 10 of us support the legalization of pot, the vast majority of us are against legalizing other drugs, like cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine.

(Courtesy Insights West)