Canada's cannabis culture by the numbers
New data about Canadians’ cannabis use reveals some high numbers
Marijuana will soon be legalized in Canada, and a recent report from the National Cannabis Survey indicates that Canadians may seek out the drug in new forms and quantities.
In the past three months, 14% of Canadians aged 15 and older have consumed cannabis.
The percentage of use by province is as follows: Nova Scotia has the highest percentage of users (20%); then British Columbia, Alberta, and Manitoba (17%); Newfoundland (16%); Saskatchewan (15%); Ontario, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island (14%); and, finally, Quebec has the smallest percentage of users (10%).
The top three forms in which Canadians are consuming marijuana are: through a dried leaf/flower (76%), edibles (28%), and hashish or kief (11%).
Where do people currently get their cannabis?
- 31% get it from a family member or a friend
- 22% just share with a group of friends
- 20% get it from an "acquaintance"
- 19% buy it from a dispensary or storefront
- 19% get it from an unlicensed dealer
- 14% purchase it online from a licensed producer