Table 3 
Number and percentage of current consumers who access cannabis from each source, by age group, Canada (provinces only), second and third quarters combined 2019 

Number and percentage of current consumers who access cannabis from each source, by age group, Canada (provinces only), second and third quarters combined 2019
Thousands – People% – PeopleLower limit (%) – 95% confidence interval 2Upper limit (%) – 95% confidence interval 2
2019        
15 to 24        
Grown by the user or another person F F ... ...
Illegal source 520.0 51.91 41.7 62.0
Legal source 463.9 46.3 36.1 56.9
Only legal            226.8 22.6E1 14.9 32.8
Friends and family 456.0 45.51 35.0 56.4
Other F F ... ...
25 to 44        
Grown by the user or another person 229.6 8.8E 5.9 12.9
Illegal source 1,124.0 43.11 38.1 48.2
Legal source 1,480.6 56.8 51.7 61.7
Only legal            735.2 28.21 23.9 32.9
Friends and family 1,075.2 41.21 36.4 46.2
Other 66.7 2.6E 1.5 4.4
45 to 64        
Grown by the user or another person 86.0 8.6E 6.0 12.2
Illegal source 387.5 38.81 32.9 45.1
Legal source 488.5 49.0 42.8 55.1
Only legal            293.8 29.41 24.4 35.0
Friends and family 298.7 29.9 24.6 35.9
Other 50.1 5.0E 3.0 8.4
65 or older        
Grown by the user or another person 44.7 10.9E 6.4 17.9
Illegal source 93.5 22.8E 16.0 31.3
Legal source 206.6 50.3 40.7 59.8
Only legal            167.8 40.8 31.7 50.6
Friends and family 123.2 30.0 21.8 39.7
Other F F ... ...
...
not applicable
E
use with caution
F
too unreliable to be published
Note(s):
  • Source of cannabis was based on the following question: "In the past three months, where did you get the cannabis you used?" Eleven response categories were provided and reduced to 5 for this table: 1) Grow – I grow or someone else grows; 2) Legal – authorized retailer or online from a licensed producer; 3) Illegal – Compassion club, dispensary or storefront, online from another source, acquaintance, or dealer; 4) Friends or family – family member or friend or shared around a group of friends; 5) Other.
  • The legal status of the source was not verified.
  • Because respondents could choose more than one category, the sum of the percentages may not add to 100%.
Source(s):
National Cannabis Survey (5262).
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