Article by Alexander Quon, Global News
Nova Scotians like their cannabis more than any other region in the country, according to data from Statistics Canada released Monday.
Provinces and territories across the country consumed vastly different amounts of cannabis said the federal agency, indicating that its data points to 4.9 million Canadians purchasing the drug for medicinal and non-medicinal use.
The data is set to be the last full year of data on cannabis consumption ahead of legalization, which expected later this year.
Nova Scotia had the highest per capita usage of any province or territory in the country with StatsCan finding that people in the province consumed 27.1 grams of cannabis per person per year.
Alberta and British Columbia were close behind, with those provinces’ citizens consuming 24.6 grams and 24.1 grams respectively.
All three of the provinces were above the Canadian average, which StatsCan pegged at 21.1 grams per person.
However, the data does come with a caveat. Statistics Canada says its data is drawn from a number of assumptions — mostly because of the drugs illicit nature.