Table 9 
Main factors considered when deciding to purchase cannabis, among people reporting cannabis use in past three months, aged 15 or older, Canada, fourth quarter 2018  

Main factors considered when deciding to purchase cannabis, among people reporting cannabis use in past three months, aged 15 or older, Canada, fourth quarter 2018
Thousands – People % – People Lower limit (%) – 95% confidence interval1 Upper limit (%) – 95% confidence interval1
Quality and safety 3,468.7 75.8 71.0 79.9
Lowest price 1,727.0 37.7 32.9 42.8
Accessible when I want 1,520.8 33.2 28.7 38.1
Location 1,271.5 27.8 23.5 32.5
Sell preferred THC and/or CBD potencies or formulations 1,266.8 27.7 23.6 32.2
Able to purchase online 785.6 17.2 13.8 21.1
Sales support 732.9 16.0 12.6 20.1
Anonymity or discretion 677.5 14.8 11.7 18.6
Free shipping (online purchases) 629.8 13.8 10.5 17.8
Fast delivery 559.6 12.2 9.4 15.8
Sell preferred strain 553.1 12.1 9.4 15.4
Sell products not available in licensed stores or websites 301.9 6.6E 4.5 9.6
Other 325.2 7.1E 4.9 10.1
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use with caution
Note(s):
  • Definiton: Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).
  • Respondents were instructed to select up to 3 categories. Nearly 9 in 10 selected up to 3; about 10% selected more.
Source(s):
National Cannabis Survey (5262).
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