Victoria, BC, Canada
Saturday, April 15, 2017.
I love my town. Look at how liberal we are towards marijuana. This question was asked by our local TV station:
CHEK Point Poll: Will you buy marijuana when it becomes legal next summer?
This poll is limited, as the only answers are, “Yes, I will.” and, “No, legal or not I am not going to buy marijuana.”
I was hoping for an other option, like, “Heck, we are already buying it, eating it, and smoking it, thank you.”
As of 3:30 pm the poll was running at 68% yes, and 32% no.
5016 so far have voted. 3387 said yes, and 1629 said no.
This means that roughly 7 out of 10 residents of my town will happily buy and consume cannabis once it is legal.
Of course, the truth is that most of us already buy and consume cannabis on a daily basis. We have 23 dispensaries selling it. We also have some of the best cannabis horticulturalists on the planet. And no, civilization has not come crumbling down. If anything, we are one of the most productive and compassionate people on the globe.
(Victoria demographics at the bottom)
Victoria /vɪkˈtɔːriə/ is the capital city of the Canadian province of British Columbia, and is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada’s Pacific coast. The city has a population of about 85,792, while the metropolitan area of Greater Victoria, has a population of 367,770, making it the 15th most populous Canadian urban region.
Victoria is the southernmost major city in Western Canada, and is located about 100 kilometres (60 miles) from BC’s largest city of Vancouver on the mainland. The city is about 100 km (60 mi) from Seattle by airplane, ferry, or the Victoria Clipper passenger-only ferry which operates daily, year round between Seattle and Victoria and 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Port Angeles, Washington, by ferry Coho across the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and, at the time, British North America, Victoria is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest, with British settlement beginning in 1843. The city has retained a large number of its historic buildings, in particular its two most famous landmarks, Legislative buildings (finished in 1897 and home of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia) and the Empress hotel (opened in 1908). The city’s Chinatown is the second oldest in North America after San Francisco’s. The region’s Coast Salish First Nations peoples established communities in the area long before non-native settlement, possibly several thousand years earlier, which had large populations at the time of European exploration.
Known as the “The Garden City”, Victoria is an attractive city and a popular tourism destination with a thriving technology sector that has risen to be its largest revenue-generating private industry. Victoria is in the top twenty of world cities for quality-of-life, according to Numbeo. The city has a large non-local student population, who come to attend the University of Victoria, Camosun College, Royal Roads University, the Victoria College of Art, the Sooke Schools International Programme and the Canadian College of Performing Arts. Victoria is very popular with boaters with its beautiful and rugged shorelines and beaches. Victoria is also popular with retirees, who come to enjoy the temperate and usually snow-free climate of the area as well as the usually relaxed pace of the city.