National Cannabis Survey, 2nd quarter 2018

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Release date: August 9, 2018
Infographic: National Cannabis Survey, 2nd quarter 2018
Description: National Cannabis Survey, 2nd quarter 2018

Statistics Canada is conducting the National Cannabis Survey (NCS), every three months throughout 2018. These data are about Canadians, 15 and older, and reflect their cannabis use and related behaviours in the past three months.

5% of Canadians reported being a passenger in a vehicle driven by someone who had consumed cannabis within 2 hours of driving.

14% of cannabis users with a valid driver's license reported driving within 2 hours of using.

Use by province and territorial capitals 2nd quarter, 2018
Geographic region Percentage of CanadiansFootnote 1
National 16%
Newfoundland and Labrador 18%
Prince Edward Island 19%
Nova Scotia 21%
New Brunswick 17%
Quebec 11%
Ontario 18%
Manitoba 15%
Saskatchewan 10%
Alberta 16%
British Columbia 17%
Whitehorse (Yukon) 23%
Yellowknife (Northwest Territories) 27%
Iqaluit (Nunavut) 33%
Footnote 1

Percentage of Canadians 15 years and older, who have consumed cannabis in the past three months.

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Cannabis product use by gender
  Dried flower or leaf Edibles
Men 90% 26%
Women 81% 41%

Source: National Cannabis Survey, Quarter 2, 2018

Did you know?
Over the past three months...

  • 62% of individuals who used cannabis once or twice spent nothing
  • 39% of weekly/monthly users spent between $1 and $100 on cannabis
  • 48% of daily and almost daily users spent over $250 on cannabis

For more information, please check out our Cannabis Stats Hub.

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