By the Numbers: A Legalized Marijuana Market

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A look at some of the numbers associated with a legalized recreational marijuana market in Canada as compiled by the parliamentary budget officer:

655 — The number of metric tonnes of marijuana expected to be consumed by Canadians in 2018, rising to 734 metric tonnes in 2021.

98 per cent — That’s how much of Canada’s current yearly marijuana consumption is estimated to be consumed by the 41 per cent of pot users who report daily or weekly use.

12.2 per cent — Proportion of Canada’s non-territorial population aged 15 and over that reported using cannabis at least once in 2011.

1.8 per cent — Proportion of population that reported using marijuana daily in 2011.

4.6 million — The midpoint of the PBO’s estimated number of Canadian cannabis consumers in 2018, rising to 5.2 million by 2021.

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