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Cannabis use in Canada | By the numbers

Canada's Cannabis Act comes into effect July 2018, legalizing recreational use of the drug. Statistics show that a significant number of Canadians have used cannabis in their lifetime, and the majority support legalization.

Here's what we know about cannabis use in Canada.


Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CTADS); Statistics Canada: 2015

Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs Survey 2014-2015

Marijuana-infused food and Canadian consumers’ willingness to consider recreational marijuana as a food ingredient, Dalhousie University

Drug-related offences in Canada, 2013