RESULTS – Reader Poll: Will you purchase cannabis, now that it’s legal?

Sonoma Index-Tribune

January 18, 2018 | CHRISTIAN KALLEN


Results of the Index-Tribune online poll on reader’s anticipated cannabis use after Jan. 1, 2018.

Over the past two weeks, Index-Tribune readers were asked if they might purchase cannabis, now that it’s legal for both medicinal and recreational use. Almost 100 readers took a deep breath, held it, and voted their preference.

It’s worth a reminder that online polls are notoriously inaccurate: those who respond tend to be highly engaged on the issue, which can sway the numbers in either direction. And the questions and choice of answerS are also un-scientific: we’re not statisticians or sociologists in the newsroom, but we are interested in our reader’s opinions on these issues.

With those caveats in mind, here are the results.

Almost exactly half said “Yes, I have already made my first legal buy,” which means half of the readers who responded don’t plan to or are undecided (along with the City Council, which is currently in a 10-month moratorium on making a decision on the issue).