With any luck, it will be completely legal to grow your own cannabis plants at home before the year’s end. However, many Canadians believe that having a few plants around may bring down the price of their property.
According to a recent survey from Zoocasa, a Canadian real estate company, nearly half of Canadians polled think that their property value would take a hit should they choose to grow cannabis at home.
The nationwide survey involved 1,431 citizens from various provinces, and 47% are concerned that even when legalized, pot plants would have a negative impact on their properties real estate value.
Quebec residents seem the most worried with 52% saying it would reduce their desire to purchase a home if marijuana was grown there.
Additionally, the survey discovered that millennials would be twice as likely to grow cannabis at home when compared to those aged 54 to 72-years-old. 19% of 22 to 37-year-olds answered yes when asked if they will consider growing marijuana once it becomes legalized to do so.
So, at least until the stigmas against cannabis begin to wear off, you may not want to grow at home.