28 Mar 2018

Widespread public support for landlords having the right to alter lease agreements to ban legalized marijuana smoking in buildings

  • Overall, seven in ten Atlantic Canadians support landlords having the right to alter current lease agreements to ban the smoking of marijuana in their buildings, once legalized
  • Support for landlords having the right to alter current lease agreements is consistent across Atlantic Canada
  • Across the population, levels of support in this regard are elevated among residents with higher household incomes, and those with higher levels of education

HALIFAX, NS March 28, 2018: Seven in ten Atlantic Canadians support landlords having the right to alter current lease agreements to ban the smoking of marijuana in their buildings, once legalized, according to the most recent survey conducted by Corporate Research Associates Inc.

There has been considerable debate regarding whether landlords should have the right to alter current lease agreements to ban the smoking of marijuana in their buildings, once legalized. Currently, lease agreements do not contain language concerning marijuana due to its current illegal status. Overall, seven in ten (72%) Atlantic Canadians support landlords having the right to alter current lease agreements to ban the smoking of marijuana, with just over four in ten (44%) residents expressing complete support in this regard. Meanwhile, one-quarter (23%) of residents oppose landlords having the right to alter current lease agreements for this reason.

Across Atlantic Canada, a notable majority of residents in Newfoundland and Labrador (74%), Nova Scotia (73%), Prince Edward Island (72%), and New Brunswick (68%) support landlords having the right to alter current lease agreements to ban the smoking of marijuana in their buildings, once legalized. Across the population, levels of support in this regard are elevated among residents with higher household incomes, and those with higher levels of education.

“There has been considerable debate recently regarding the rights of landlords relative to the smoking of marijuana in their buildings,” said Don Mills, Chairman and CEO of Corporate Research Associates. “The vast majority of the population clearly supports the right of landlords to amend current lease agreements to ban legalized marijuana smoking in their buildings.”

These results are part of the CRA Atlantic Quarterly®, an independent, quarterly telephone survey of Atlantic Canadians, and are based on a telephone sample of 1,501 adult Atlantic Canadians, conducted from February 1 to 28, 2018, with overall results accurate to within ± 2.5 percentage points, 95 out of 100 times.

Corporate Research Associates (CRA), www.cra.ca, is one of Canada’s leading public opinion and market research companies. Founded in 1978, CRA is dedicated to providing clients with state-of-the-art research and strategic consulting services. CRA is a Certified Gold Seal Member of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA), which sets stringent standards as a condition of membership, and enforces those standards through independent audits. Follow us on Twitter @CRAInsight.

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For more information, please contact:

Don Mills, Chairman and CEO at (902) 493-3838

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