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Poll Finds 60% of Americans Want Cannabis Homegrow Allowed

A new poll has found that almost every three in five individuals in the United States are in favor of home growing marijuana. The poll, which was commissioned by Royal Queen Seeds, found that more than 60% of cannabis consumers aged 21 years and older preferred to grow their own plants instead of purchasing marijuana.

While this isn’t the first or second poll that observed strong support for cannabis legalization overall, it is one of the few that looked into preferences on home growing. In its findings, the survey determined that 59% of grownups believed individuals should have the right to legally cultivate marijuana at home.

With 4/20 approaching, the survey also determined that more than 80% of cannabis consumers who planned to cultivate their own plants planned to buy seeds on the cannabis holiday. In addition, it found that 37% of those surveyed would consider purchasing cannabis seeds as a gift for another on 4/20.

Cannabis may be prohibited at the federal level, but the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has in the past confirmed that the seeds which produce marijuana are considered legal hemp as long as they don’t contain more than 0.3% THC levels.

The poll also determined the following:

  • 56% of individuals who grew their own marijuana had sang to or played music for their plants
  • 21% of cannabis consumers would like to try growing their own plants while 29% had already done so
  • 49% of individuals who engaged in home growing felt the practice afforded them a sense of confidence while 44% of them felt connected to nature
  • 34% of marijuana consumers who grew the plant at home also revealed that they did so because they considered that to be safer than what retailers were selling
  • 34% of home growers also felt ease, 46% felt proud of their achievements and 48% felt joyful for growing their own plant
  • 43% of home growers also felt it was more costeffective, as compared to purchasing products from retailers.

Additionally, the poll determined that 61% of individuals who planned to cultivate their own marijuana this year were growing it from seeds. This is a huge share, especially when compared to 21% who planned to grow their plants from seedlings or clones.

In a press release, Royal Queen Seeds president Shai Ramsahai stated that all adults should be permitted to cultivate their own marijuana alongside their vegetables and fruits if they chose to, without fear of criminal or financial penalties. Ramsahai explained that there were various reasons why individuals preferred home cultivation, from knowing how the plants were cultivated and cost savings to just having fun.

The findings of this poll are unlikely to offer any surprises to marijuana companies such ask TerrAscend Corp. (TSX: TSND) (OTCQX: TSNDF) since the sentiments expressed are probably those they come across routinely as they serve the customers who patronize their outlets.

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