Don't Want Canada's Legal Cannabis Market To Suck? Have Your Say Now

Filling out government surveys? Bo-ring. But, unlike the tedious-but-important slog that is, say, the long-form census, the survey we're talking about actually deals with a compelling topic: namely, what the heck marijuana legalization is going to look like in Canada - whether minimizing harms of use, to the restrictions surrounding medical marijuana, to how, exactly, the distribution system should work.

As with most government forms, the layout is a little bit complicated - but actually doing it is totally, 100 percent worth your time, seeing as it's among the public's first opportunities to help shape Canada's new policies on legal cannabis.

First: read up on the specific issues here: while you might already be familiar with some of the stuff on which the government is looking for specific input, it's still required reading on why the current approach to marijuana prohibition "isn't working," (their words), how it needs to change, and what the new system could look like.

You should also read what you can from external sources that have a broader, or in some cases different perspective and set of priorities from the government (like Civilized, of course, and other mainstream media outlets that have also covered the issue extensively).

After you've read the background, start filling out the actual survey, here: it's pretty painless, and while you need to provide some general, demographic information, it's also anonymous.

So put your time where your mouth is: fill out the survey. The more cannabis consumers weigh in on what they want Canada's legal system to look like, the less likely it is to totally suck.


If you’ve been following the news, you’ll know that more and more seniors are trying cannabis - and an encouraging new study suggests that it’s working rather well. NORML has reported on a new study from the journal Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine, regarding seniors who have used cannabis over the past year. Our readers will not be surprised to learn that marijuana improved their overall quality of life.

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