Public health asks residents to complete cannabis survey

WELLINGTON COUNTY – Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) officials are encouraging area residents to complete an online survey about cannabis.

The survey, open to Wellington, Dufferin and Guelph residents aged 16 and above regardless of their cannabis use, is available on the WDGPH website until June 30.

Understanding knowledge and attitudes about cannabis will help … public health monitor the impact of cannabis legalization in the region and identify ways to support residents with programs and services,” states a June 1 press release from WDGPH.

The survey is anonymous and takes about five minutes to complete. It asks respondents about:

  • their current/past personal use of cannabis products and its effects;
  • their perceptions of the drug;
  • their knowledge of cannabis facts;
  • the impact of legalization in 2018; and
  • other associated topics.

“An important part of the work of public health is to understand what is happening in the community,” stated Dr. Nicola Mercer, WDGPH medical officer of health.

“Surveys like this one are a way that all of us can play a role in the health of our community. I hope residents of the region will take time to participate.”

Upon completion of the survey, respondents are offered a chance to enter a draw to win a $100 gift card from Zehrs, No Frills, Indigo, Esso or Tim Hortons.

The survey can be found at