Whether you call it marijuana, pot, weed or cannabis, you probably have an opinion about it, and we want to hear it.
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is currently running a short, anonymous online survey to learn about cannabis knowledge and attitudes, cannabis use behaviours and the impacts of cannabis use in our community. Whether you have tried cannabis or not, residents of Wellington County, Dufferin County, and the City of Guelph ages 16 and older are invited to complete the survey.
Participants who complete the survey by June 30, 2023, can enter a draw for a chance to win one of five $100 gift cards. Check out the full contest details to learn more.
Why are we conducting a survey?
In June 2018, just prior to the legalization of non-medical cannabis, WDG Public Health conducted a survey to explore knowledge and attitudes toward cannabis, patterns of use, and to gauge potential interest in consuming it once it became legal. For example, the 2018 survey found that 36% of participants who hadn’t used cannabis within 12 months prior to legalization reported that they would be likely to try it once it became legal. More insights from the 2018 survey can be found on WDG’s Stay Well Blog.
The results from the 2023 survey will provide WDG Public Health with a deeper understanding of the current impact of legalization and cannabis use patterns in our community.
What about the 2023 survey results?
Public Health hopes to make valuable information available so our community members can make informed decisions about cannabis use and potentially decrease substance related harms. The information gathered will also help us and other community organizations build better programs and services that meet the needs of our community.
Why not have your say? Tell us what you think about cannabis at wdgpublichealth.ca/cannabis-survey.
To learn more about cannabis and your health, visit wdgpublichealth.ca/cannabis-and-your-health.