Here’s an interesting side effect of cannabis legalization: A new survey says not that many Canadian homeowners are planning to grow or smoke pot at home because they worry about their home’s resale value. Each dwelling is now allowed to grow up to four plants at a time but the survey says 85% say they won’t do so because they’d worry about the resale value of their properties. The results of the survey show more than half of homeowners felt growing even the minimum legal amount would hurt a home’s value. Millennial respondents were most open to growing cannabis at home at one in five, followed by Gen X-ers at about one in seven and then baby boomers at one in ten. As for potential home buyers, a little more than half said they’d be less likely to purchase a home if they knew any amount of cannabis had been grown inside. And the fears about value were stronger when it came to smoking. Around two thirds of respondents felt smoking marijuana would hurt the resale value of their home. The survey didn’t address edibles which are supposed to become legal sometime next year. From what I’ve heard about edibles, your own home would be the one and only place to consume them because they hit you harder than smoking and stay in your system longer.
That’s Coffeetalk. I’m Vic Dubois.