National Cannabis Survey 2nd quarter, 2019

Release date: August 15, 2019
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National Cannabis Survey 2nd quarter, 2019

Statistics Canada is conducting the National Cannabis Survey every three months throughout 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 and territorial capitals – 2nd quarter, 2019
Geographic region Percentage of CanadiansFootnote 1
National 16
Newfoundland and Labrador 16
Prince Edward Island 13
Nova Scotia 24
New Brunswick 21
Quebec 10
Ontario 17
Manitoba 18
Saskatchewan 15
Alberta 20
British Colombia 18
Whitehorse (Yukon) 24
Yellowknife (Northwest Territories) 30
Iqaluit (Nunavut) 32
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Percentage of Canadians 15 years and older, who have consumed cannabis in the past.

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How cannabis consumption differs by gender

Males more likely to use cannabis in all age groups, except seniors aged 65 or older
Age Percentage of males Percentage of females
Total 21 12
15 to 24 35 19
25 to 44 30 18
45 to 64 14 10
65 and older 7 3
Males tend to use more frequently
Frequency Percentage of males Percentage of females
Never 51 59
Former 28 29
Once or twice 6 5
Monthly 3 1
Weekly 5 2
Daily or almost daily 8 4

Males more likely to buy cannabis than females

78% of male cannabis users spent money on cannabis.

71% of female cannabis users spent money on cannabis.

Females more likely to obtain cannabis from friends and family
Source Percentage of male users Percentage of female users
Legal 50 47
Illegal 43 40
Friends and family 33 42
Grow 9 7

Note: Because cannabis consumers could select more than one source the sum of the categories do not add to 100%.

Source: National Cannabis Survey, Quarters 1 and 2, 2019.

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