Half of Canadians Favor Legal Marijuana

But public's not so accepting of so-called harder drugs
By Dan MacKenzie,  Newser User
Posted Dec 1, 2010 1:50 PM CST
Promoted on Newser Dec 1, 2010 2:45 PM CST
A cash register is adorned with a Canadian flag and imitation marijuana leaves at the BC Marijuana Party Headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia.   (AP)

(User Submitted) – A new online poll shows that 50% of Canadians support the legalization of marijuana, with 44% opposed, reports the Vancouver Sun. The percentage in favor of changing the law varies among the provinces, with Alberta the lowest at a still noteworthy 45%, and Manitoba and Saskatchewan the highest at 61%.

Despite the acceptance of pot, 9 out of 10 Canadians are against legalization of other drugs considered harder, such as ecstasy, cocaine, and methamphetamines. Polling firm Angus Reid says its analysis indicated the campaign to keep children away from drugs was still publicly appreciated, and that large-scale dealers should still be dealt with; but Canadians are unhappy with the lack of push toward decriminalization of cannabis.

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