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Health officials in Guelph, Wellington County want to know what you know about cannabis

(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

When legalization of recreational marijuana does happen, health officials down the 401 want to know what the impact will be in Guelph and Wellington County.

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has launched an online survey to gauge public knowledge and opinion toward cannabis, how people are currently using it, and interest in trying pot products once legalized.

“If you were to do just a quick Google search ‘Is cannabis good for you?’ or ‘Is cannabis bad for you?’, you’d get a million different answers,” says Health Promotions Specialist Amy Estill.

The survey’s findings will be used to inform programs and services offered by Public Health, and fill information gaps, she says.

“But in order to do that we need to know what people do and don’t know, and what people are thinking about (cannabis).”

The survey is anonymous, and open to anyone living in the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph area until the end of June. Results will be shared with residents, community partners and other research teams including University of Guelph.

“Our job at Public Health is to reduce harms from susbstance in our community,” says Estill. “We want to be prepared and we want to be effective.”

To fill our the survey, CLICK HERE.