People marking 4/20—national weed day—this year are more likely to reach for the traditional dried cannabis product than for a vape pen, according to new survey results from Statistics Canada.
Edibles were the second most common product, followed by hashish.
The results are from the first round of a new survey from the statistical agency which looks at who’s consuming cannabis, how they’re getting it, what products they’re using and how they’re behaviour might change after legalization. It provides one of the clearest pictures of cannabis consumption in the country to date.
Here’s a rundown of some of the other results:
Here’s who’s consuming marijuana in Canada
Across the country, 14 per cent of Canadians aged 15 or older reported using marijuana in the previous three months – that’s a total of nearly 4.2 million people. Of those who used it, 40 per cent used it “daily” and 30 per cent used it “once or twice”.
Young people are also more likely to use cannabis than older Canadians, according to the results. Nearly one in every four people under age 35 reported using it in the past three months, compared to around 10 per cent for those aged 45 and older.
Use was also slightly higher for men (16 per cent) than for women (12 per cent).