A new poll suggests there's a growing disconnect between Canadians and their government over marijuana.
The Ipsos Reid poll released Monday indicated about two-thirds of those surveyed support decriminalizing possession of small amounts of pot.
The poll, conducted last month, showed 32 per cent of respondents strongly supported and 34 per cent somewhat supported the idea of eliminating fines or other penalties for having a little cannabis.
The survey, commissioned by Postmedia News and Global TV, indicated support for decriminalization was strongest in Atlantic Canada (72 per cent), and in B.C., Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario, at 69 per cent.
Not surprisingly, Alberta showed the least support at 42 per cent.
The results were released as pot fanciers wrapped up Cannabis Day celebrations, which coincide with Canada Day.
Ipsos Reid president Darrell Bricker told Postmedia News the results of the June 18-25 poll follow a rising trend towards decriminalization among Canadians over theRead More »from Poll suggests two thirds of Canadians want possession of small pot amounts decriminalized