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  1. Ron Strider

    Canada: Survey Finds 39% Of Cannabis Users Admit Driving After Smoking Pot

    A survey done for Health Canada suggests that 39 per cent of people who admitted to smoking pot say they've driven within two hours of smoking up. The survey was conducted last spring when the government was preparing to table legislation not only to regulate the sale of legal marijuana but...
  2. Ron Strider

    Canada: Many Cannabis Users Aren't Convinced That Marijuana Causes Impaired Driving

    A new Health Canada survey shows that Canadians are hazy on the risks of driving high. Only half of respondents who had consumed cannabis in the last year felt that marijuana use affects driving, according to the Canadian Cannabis Survey, released Tuesday, compared to 75 per cent of all...
  3. Ron Strider

    Three Stocks Benefiting From The Cannabis Boom, Even Though They Don't Grow Cannabis

    As the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada next summer draws closer, investors have been piling into cannabis-cultivating companies, driving the shares of producers such as Canopy Growth Corp. and Aphria Inc. up more than 100 per cent over the past 12 months. There is, however...
  4. Ron Strider

    Canada: Pro-Cannabis Respondents Smoke Dissidents

    A significant majority of Yukoners are behind the federal government's plan to legalize marijuana for recreational use and believe it's acceptable to occasionally use the drug for exactly that reason. Those findings are in the results from the Yukon government's most successful survey ever in...
  5. Ron Strider

    UK: Marijuana Prevents People From Doing 'Hard Drugs', Claims Study

    Cannabis might still be illegal in the UK, but new research has found that the leafy substance might not be the vilified "gateway drug" it's widely thought to be. In fact, in might be the key to discouraging users from progressing to "harder" drugs, such as cocaine and ecstasy, claim...
  6. Ron Strider

    New Zealand: National Voters, Wider Public Back Cannabis Law Reform

    Sixty per cent of National voters want personal possession of cannabis decriminalized or made legal, a new poll released just weeks before the election reveals. Support is even higher amongst supporters of other parties - with Labor and New Zealand First voters equally in favour of cannabis law...
  7. Ron Strider

    NZ: New Poll Shows Kiwis Divided Over Whether To Decriminalize Cannabis

    The Drug Foundation has put forward a proposal to treat cannabis as a health issue, with its cultivation and sale regulated. A group of 1007 voters were asked: "It has been suggested that the sale of cannabis should be legalized. Its cultivation and sale would be regulated. Do you support or...
  8. Ron Strider

    Canopy Shares Dip After Cannabis Producer Misses Estimates

    Canopy Growth's revenue nearly tripled in the fourth quarter, but Canada's largest licensed cannabis producer still feel short of Bay Street's lofty top line expectations amid the looming legalization of recreational marijuana. Canopy said on Thursday its fiscal fourth-quarter revenue surged...
  9. Ron Strider

    Older Australians Are Using More Drugs While More Teens Just Say "No"

    Older Australians are using illicit drugs at higher levels while teenagers are smoking, drinking and using illicit drugs less. New data, which challenge popular perceptions of drug use, show the proportion of people in their 40s who’ve used illicit drugs over the previous 12 months has risen 2...
  10. Ron Strider

    Canada: Majority Of Saskatchewan In Support Of Marijuana Legalization

    A majority of Saskatchewan residents support the legalization of marijuana, according to a new poll by Insightrix Research. Just over 58 per cent of respondents either somewhat or strongly agree with cannabis legalization. Nearly 40 per cent oppose the legalization, while almost two per cent...
  11. Ron Strider

    Canadians Want Ottawa To Erase Old Marijuana Convictions, Poll Finds

    A clear majority of Canadians want the federal government to issue pardons to fellow citizens who have a criminal record for marijuana possession, a new poll has found. The survey stands to buttress the call of marijuana activists, lawyers and politicians who argue that the old criminal...
  12. Ron Strider

    Five Myths About Marijuana Legalization Debunked By Colorado's Experience

    Here are five myths about marijuana legalization that Colorado officials and businesses say have been debunked in the state, where recreational pot was first legalized in 2012: 1. It's a tax windfall. Marijuana sales surpassed US$1.3 billion in Colorado in 2016, but that's only a...
  13. K

    The Number Of Pot Users In Manitoba Could Double After Legalization, New Poll

    A new survey of 1,000 adult Manitobans reveals that almost one-quarter of those surveyed said that they would consider smoking marijuana if it was made legal, almost double the number of those who admitted to using pot over the last twelve months. The Winnipeg Free Press/Probe Research Inc...
  14. K

    PEI: Islanders Evenly Split On Recreational Marijuana, Poll Shows

    A recent poll found that 46 per cent of Islanders support legalizing marijuana for personal use. The study, conducted by public opinion and market research company Corporate Research Associates, asked 1,502 residents from the Atlantic provinces if they support or oppose the legalization of...
  15. K

    'Irish Times' Poll - 81% Back Legalising Medicinal Cannabis

    Voters favour legalising cannabis for medicinal use by a margin of almost seven to one, the latest Irish Times/Ipsos opinion poll finds. The massive majority in favour of the move comes after a Dáil motion on the issue last week and a commitment by the Government to examine the issue in the...
  16. K

    Most Canadians Support Shoppers' Bid To Sell Medical Marijuana

    Fresh on the heels of Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw Companies Ltd. making a formal bid to dispense medical marijuana, most Canadians are giving the move a thumbs up. Last month the drugstore chain confirmed it had applied to Health Canada to become a licensed producer of the drug - but only...
  17. K

    Legalized Marijuana In Canada Would Be Worth Up To $22.6B Per Year

    A legal market for recreational marijuana could give Canada's economy a boost of up to $22.6 billion annually, says a new study from business services firm Deloitte. The study estimates that marijuana sales, even initially, would be at least as large as hard liquor sales in Canada, at around...
  18. K

    Canadians Approve Of Drug Tests At Work If Marijuana Is Legalized

    According to a new poll, most Canadians are in favour of marijuana becoming legal, but think job sites should test for it regularly. Insights West found, in a recent online survey, that 62 per cent of Canadians support legalization, while 31 per cent are opposed. Over 90 per cent of...
  19. K

    B.C. Residents Favour Pot Shops For Legal Marijuana Sales - Poll

    British Columbians are split on how recreational marijuana should be sold once it's legal, but stand-alone shops like the dispensaries that line Vancouver's streets are the most popular option, according to a new poll. The latest survey from Insights West suggests 38 per cent of people in...
  20. K

    Marijuana Should Be Legally Handed Out By Doctors, Say MPs And Peers In House Of Lord

    Cannabis should be legalised for the sick and Britain is lagging behind most of the developing world by failing to prescribe it, a report by MPs and peers will say today. Theresa May has been urged to allow patients legal access to the drug if their doctor approves it. Following a seven...