If you’re a Nova Scotian thinking of buying marijuana when it becomes legal next year, then you’re part of a small minority in the province, according to a new survey from Corporate Research Associates Inc. (CRA).
The survey indicates that only 19 per cent (one in five) of the 400 Nova Scotians surveyed said they definitely or probably intend to purchase marijuana at least occasionally for personal use once it becomes legal.
Meanwhile, eight in 10 (79 per cent) of residents surveyed said they will either probably not or definitely not purchase marijuana.
“Based on current purchase intentions of marijuana for personal use, the initial results are perhaps lower than what many may have anticipated,” said Don Mills, chairman and CEO of CRA.
“At the same time, it is possible that purchase intentions could be understated given the current illegal status of marijuana for personal use.”
According to CRA, the intent to use marijuana is consistent throughout the province but skews towards men and those under 55.
Twenty-four per cent of male respondents said they would definitely or probably purchase legalized marijuana while only 14 per cent of female respondents said the same.
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The survey ran from Oct. 10 to Oct. 24, 2017, and is accurate to ± 4.9 percentage points, 95 times out of 100.
© 2017 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.
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