A new report says that as soon as next year.
The study, titled “What Is Medical Cannabis?
What Should Canadians Do?,” is based on a survey of more than 12,000 Canadians, and it is based primarily on the results of the 2015 poll conducted by Angus Reid and Angus Reid Public Affairs, the pollster that conducted the poll.
The poll, conducted by Ipsos Reid and conducted April 25-27, 2016, found that 45 per cent of Canadians support legalising medical cannabis for people with serious illnesses, while 41 per cent oppose it.
In contrast, only 37 per cent said they oppose legalising the use of medical cannabis in public places for recreational use.
The results show that support for legalising cannabis in the province is strongest in the Greater Toronto Area, with 45 per Cent saying they support the legalisation of medical marijuana, compared to 36 per cent who oppose it in the GTA.
In terms of support for the legalising of cannabis in recreational cannabis markets, 37 per% of those polled said they support it, compared with 41 per Cent who oppose the move.
Among those polled who support legalisation, 54 per cent are against the move, compared the 45 per the 35 per the remaining 19 per cent.
The results also show that in terms of the percentage of people who support the move to allow recreational cannabis in some areas, support for legalization is strongest for Greater Toronto, with 39 per cent saying they favor legalization, compared.
The study found that a majority of Canadians, 53 per cent, support the legalization of cannabis, while only 29 per cent say they oppose it, with those who oppose legalizing it holding similar levels of support.
“Our survey results indicate that a broad majority of respondents support the use and regulation of recreational cannabis for all Canadians,” said Dr. Sarah Wark, Chief Medical Officer of Angus Reid.
“The fact that a significant proportion of Canadians do not want to see the recreational use of cannabis legalised for medical purposes indicates that the public is supportive of the legalization process and the positive effects that would have on the health and wellbeing of Canadians.”
Dr. Wark said that although the survey results suggest that legalising recreational cannabis is on the cards, the real challenge lies ahead.
“In order to pass legislation that allows for the legalization, regulation and taxation of recreational marijuana, it is important to get the necessary support from both the government and the provinces,” she said.
“We have been working with the provinces and territories for a number of years on a number different initiatives and have a lot of work ahead of us, but we will get there.”
The survey found that only 37.7 per cent support legalizing recreational cannabis use in some jurisdictions.
In addition to the survey, Dr. Warke said that the government has launched an initiative called “The Cannabis Roadmap” to help determine what kind of laws and regulations to put in place in the coming months.
She said that is a key part of the process and it has been welcomed by some medical groups.
“We think it’s a really important first step and a big step, but more importantly, we believe that the cannabis community needs to know what is going on, so that they can take this to their members and to their politicians and to the media and to each other,” Dr. Stansbury said.
“There are a lot people who are going to be very interested in this, and there are going.
We need to make sure we are doing everything we can to make it happen.”