National Cannabis Survey, 3rd quarter 2018

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Release date: October 11, 2018
Infographic: National Cannabis Survey, 3rd quarter 2018
Description: National Cannabis Survey, 3rd quarter 2018

National Cannabis Survey, 3rd quarter 2018

Statistics Canada is conducting the National Cannabis Survey, every three months throughout 2018 and into 2019. These data are about Canadians, 15 and older, and reflect their cannabis use and related behaviours in the past three months.

Cannabis use by province, 3rd quarter, 2018
Geography Percentage of Canadians 15 years and older who have consumed cannabis in the past three months
National (no territories) 16%
Newfoundland and Labrador 16%
Prince Edward Island 15%
Nova Scotia 23%
New Brunswick 14%
Quebec 10%
Ontario 15%
Manitoba 19%
Saskatchewan 16%
Alberta 17%
British Columbia 20%
Frequency of cannabis use by Canadians in the past 3 months
Frequency Percentage
Did not use 85%
Once or Twice 5%
Monthly 2%
Weekly 3%
Daily or almost daily 6%
Figures may not add to 100% due to rounding.
Males more likely to report daily or almost daily use than females
Frequency Males Females
Daily or almost daily 7% 4%

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.

Source : National Cannabis Survey, Quarters 1, 2 and 3, 2018

Spending on cannabis in the past three months, Canada 3rd quarter 2018
Spending Percentage
Nothing 33%
$1 and $50 15%
$51 and $100 9%
$101 and $250 17%
Over $250 25%
Figures do not add due to rounding

For the Over $250 category:

  • 3% spent > $1000
  • 7% spent $501-$1000
  • 14% spent $251-$500

Did you know?

Over the past three months...

  • 67% of individuals who used cannabis once or twice spent nothing
  • 36% of weekly or monthly users spent between $1 and $100 on cannabis
  • 54% of daily or almost daily users spent over $250 on cannabis

For more information, please check out our Cannabis Stats Hub

Also visit: Cannabis in Canada. Get the facts.

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