While it’s legal, the idea of chatting about smoking up at the holiday table turns out to be a bit of a bummer, a study has found. P.E.I.-based cannabis brand FIGR commissioned a national survey to learn how open Canadians will be about talking about toking at the dinner table during holidays — and it turns out, not very.We apologize, but this video has failed to load.Try refreshing your browser, or
tap here to see other videos from our team.Only 39% of cannabis users were comfortable discussing their weed consumption with their parents, and only 14% would get into some ganja talk with their grandparents (14%).“The stigma remains,” said Marta Clark, FIGR’s marketing director. “I think when you’re in a safe space with your friends, a partner, people are more likely to be open. But there definitely needs to be that element of trust.”We apologize, but this video has failed to load.Try refreshing your browser, or
tap here to see other videos from our team.The survey, conducted by Maru/Blue, also found that 36% of cannabis users were likely to indulge in the narcotic on special occasions or holidays. But almost all — 35% of respondents — said they were likely to do it secretly or discreetly.
Clark thinks the hush-hush nature of using pot around the holidays and family has to do with the fact that it only became legal two years ago.“I think we just have to put it in perspective,” she added. “We had almost a century of prohibition. We had with media, with movies, we definitely had this, quote, unquote, war on drugs, for a very long time and cannabis is still fairly illegal in the U. S. — it varies state by state.We apologize, but this video has failed to load.Try refreshing your browser, or