Introduction

Thank you for your interest in this survey. This survey asks for information that will:

• Help the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) learn more about how people feel about cannabis in Northwestern Ontario communities.

• Be used by the NWHU in our work as well as in the work we do with community partners related to cannabis and substance use.

The survey includes questions focused on cannabis in the community and should take about 10 minutes. For members of the public doing the survey, we will also ask a few questions about you so that we can know the types of people who have completed the survey.

The survey is anonymous. It is not meant to identify anyone from their answers, so please do not use names or personal information in your answers.

We will use your answers to help us plan future health unit programs and services, within the mandate of public health in Ontario. You can get a copy of the survey results and/or report by calling the health unit or emailing talkpublichealth@nwhu.on.ca.

You are free to not do the survey, or to stop at any time with no consequences to you. The information you provide in this survey is voluntary. If you do complete the survey, the answers you provide will be kept confidential. Since the survey is anonymous, we will not be able to retrieve or remove your responses after they have been submitted. Answers will be pooled together and individual responses will not be shared.

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Stephanie Charles, Health Promoter at the health unit at scharles@nwhu.on.ca.

Thank you.

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