Table 7 
Number and percentage of people reporting being a passenger in a vehicle driven by someone who had consumed cannabis within two hours of driving, by selected characteristics and beliefs about driving after cannabis consumption, household population aged 15 years or older, Canada, combined fourth quarter 2018 and first quarter 2019 

Number and percentage of people reporting being a passenger in a vehicle driven by someone who had consumed cannabis within two hours of driving, by selected characteristics and beliefs about driving after cannabis consumption, household population aged 15 years or older, Canada, combined fourth quarter 2018 and first quarter 2019
Thousands – People % – People Lower limit (%) – 95% confidence interval5 Upper limit (%) – 95% confidence interval5
Total 1,149.9 4.1 3.5 4.8
Gender        
Females1 472.9 3.3 2.7 4.0
Males 670.0 4.92 4.0 6.1
Age group        
15 to 24 403.9 11.82 8.8 15.6
25 or older1 746.0 3.0 2.5 3.6
Province        
Newfoundland and Labrador 18.1 4.4E 2.3 8.0
Prince Edward Island 5.3 4.4E 2.7 6.9
Nova Scotia 53.1 7.1E 3 4.9 10.3
New Brunswick 25.4 4.4E 2.8 6.7
Quebec 227.9 3.4 2.5 4.7
Ontario 399.0 3.7 2.7 5.1
Manitoba 43.5 4.6E 3.1 6.6
Saskatchewan 36.2 4.5E 3.2 6.3
Alberta 175.9 5.4E 3.8 7.7
British Columbia 165.6 4.4E 3.0 6.3
Cannabis user status        
Never 171.2 1.1E 4 0.7 1.8
Former 181.0 2.2E 4 1.5 3.1
Current-Less than Daily / almost daily 382.7 14.44 11.3 18.1
Current-Daily / almost daily1 410.3 28.4 22.8 34.7
Beliefs about when it is safe to drive after using cannabis         
Within 3 hours1 263.1 19.9 14.7 26.5
After 3 or more hours 211.8 1.8E 4 1.3 2.6
Other 653.4 6.64 5.4 8.0
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use with caution
Note(s):
  • For the combined analysis, the original sampling weights of respondents were adjusted by a factor of two (because there are two quarters).
  • Respondents who did not know whether they had been a passenger in a vehicle driven by somebody who had consumed cannabis within two hours of driving were excluded from these estimates (less than 10%).
  • The estimates in the "beliefs about when it is safe to drive after using cannabis" section reflect the percentage of respondents within each belief category who reported being a passenger in a vehicle driven by someone who had consumed cannabis within two hours of driving. The "other" category includes: weight, quantity and method of consumption.
Source(s):
National Cannabis Survey (5262).
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