Public opinion on current marijuana prosecution due to legalization in Canada 2017

This statistic shows the distribution of public opinion on whether individuals with current marijuana-related offences should be protected from prosecution if their offenses would not be illegal, by voter intention, in Canada in 2017. In 2017, about 44 percent of respondents who identified as conservative agreed that individuals with current marijuana-related offences should be protected from prosecution if the offences would not be illegal after marijuana legalization.

Public opinion on whether individuals with current marijuana-related offences should be protected from prosecution in Canada in 2017, by voter intention

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Source

Release date

April 2017

Region

North America, Canada

Survey time period

April 21-24, 2017

Number of respondents

1,479 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Canadian voters

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Original question: Should the federal government protect those currently charged with marijuana-related offences from prosecution if their offences would not be illegal after marijuana is legalized?

Survey sample size:
Total: 1,479
Conservative: 456
Liberal: 456
NDP: 230
Green: 118
Bloc: 71
Other parties: 41

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