Cannabis Quick Facts:
Poll shows Ontarians want a Responsible Plan
Most Ontarians think the LCBO would keep our communities and kids safer than private retailers
Ontarians are 11 times more likely to say a public retailer like the LCBO would have a more positive impact than private stores on keeping drugs out of the hands of kids), and 9 times more likely to think the LCBO would keep our communities safer (page 20 of Nanos survey).
- 65% of Ontarians think the LCBO would have a more positive impact on preventing cannabis sales to kids (Page 22 of Nanos survey).
Widespread concern about kids getting cannabis
A strong majority of Ontarians are worried about cannabis being sold to kids and teens.
- 69% of Ontarians are “concerned” or “somewhat concerned” about cannabis being sold to kids (Page 12 of Nanos survey).
- Women (74%) and people older than 55 (77%) are particularly concerned about cannabis being sold to kids.
LCBO profits are for the people
Ontarians are significantly more likely to think a responsible public retailer, like the LCBO, would generate higher revenues to invest in health care, highways, and other public services.
- Ontarians are almost four times more likely to say the LCBO would generate more public revenue from the sale of cannabis than private stores (Page 23 of Nanos survey).
- 70% of Ontarians think it’s better to have the LCBO sell alcohol and generate public profits for schools, hospitals services instead of allowing private companies to sell alcohol for private profit (Page 33 of Nanos survey).
Private alcohol sales are a “bad idea”
Ontarians are 12 times more likely to choose the LCBO over private stores to keep beer and wine out of the hands of kids.
- 62% of Ontarians think the LCBO would have a more positive impact on preventing beer and wine sales to kids (Page 30 of Nanos survey).
- 53% of Ontarians think it’s a “bad idea” to sell spirits such as vodka and whiskey in box stores, grocery stores, and convenience stores, nearly twice as many as those who think it’s a “good idea.” (Page 31 of Nanos survey).
The people in Ontario are nearly twice as likely to say that the Doug Ford government is on the “wrong track.”
- 31% of the people say the new Doug Ford government in Ontario is on the right track. (Page 37 of Nanos survey).
Information based on a Nanos survey of 1,000 Ontarians, 18 years of age or older, conducted between September 22 and 28.
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