Research poll shows Canadians learning more about their parliamentary democracy because of the Cannabis Act

A new poll released today shows a record number of Canadians are learning the basics of their own parliamentary democracy and the process of passing legislation through the House and Senate, parliamentary procedure, and more, all because they are watching the Cannabis Act closely.

While Canadians all learn the basics of their government and how it works through their public education system, it’s well known most people don’t pay attention or, if they did, they’ve just forgotten by now in favour of retaining arcane trivia about their favourite television situation comedy.

The Cannabis Act—the historic piece of legislation that has spent the last 14 months winding its way through, first the House of Commons, and then the Senate and both Chambers’ various committees—has grabbed the attention of record numbers of Canadians, possibly the most watched piece of legislation since the Food and Drugs Act of 1920.

The new polling, via verp public polling®, shows that 37% of Canadians have followed at least some of this process, either online, via television or print media, or from camping outside parliament and attending every single meeting. This percentage correlates with a similar recent verp public poll which showed that 39% of Canadians plan to smoke weed every day once it’s legal.

In addition to Canadians, many American investors in the Canadian medical cannabis space also responded to the poll, acknowledging an increased understanding of the nuances of parliamentary democracy, Canada style.

“Yeeehaw,” said Calvin Hoon, an American living in Massachusetts with investments in Canopy, Aurora, Aphria, and Emblem. “I never knew y’all had a Queen!” he continued while firing his semi automatic rifles in the air. “Maybe now I can sell off this terrible Emblem stock. Yeehaww!!!”

Verp public polling® is a subsidiary of verp media. The results and methodology of our polling are available upon request.

*73% of respondents to this poll said they prefer their news medium-fake.

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