Majority want Toronto to zone & regulate pot production

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Majority want Toronto to zone & regulate pot production

Support highest among youngest, wealthiest

TORONTO, March 15th, 2015 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 520 Toronto voters, the majority, close to 6-in-10, think Toronto should follow Mississauga’s lead and start licensing, zoning and regulating medical marijuana production facilities (59%). The minority disagree (30%), and relatively few have no opinion on the issue (11%). Interest in regulation of marijuana production facilities is highest among the youngest (69%), mid income groups ($60K to $80K - 69%) and the wealthiest ($100K to $250K - 73%), in the downtown (71%), among renters (65%), John Tory voters (67%) and provincial NDP voters (68%). Disapproval is especially high among lower income groups ($20K to $40K - 43%), in Scarborough (37%) and among Doug Ford voters (37%) and those who disapprove of John Tory (41%).

"It appears most Torontonians recognize that regulation is the better part of mitigation, and that growing operations which are licensed and regulated are safer and more acceptable than those which are not," said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.

Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at or at (416) 960-9603.