Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation
News Centre

News Centre


Sunday, January 20, 2019

Poll: Opinion Split on Pot Shops

Ontario | by Fadi Didi  

Respondents to Bayshore Broadcasting Poll slightly against having their municipality opt-in


Opinions were nearly split in our latest online poll, asking your thoughts on allowing local cannabis retail stores.

53 per cent of respondents believe their local government should not opt-in to pot shops.

While some cite a lack of regulation as their reason against cannabis storefronts, others call marijuana a "gate way drug," adding, "why add more addictions locally?"

Others simply call the move a "tax grab," while some are worried about the exposure of children to cannabis.

Meantime, 48 per cent are in favour of the move, with most saying a legal industry should be allowed to operate freely.

Some respondents say cannabis retailers will help their local economy, while more cautious voters say rules need to be strictly enforced.
 

share this story



Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation
© 2019 Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation

Web Site by Websmart Inc