How People Living in Canada Consume and Acquire Cannabis: Assessing Progress in Minimizing Harms and Establishing a Safe Supply Chain
This summary highlights findings of research about behaviours and attitudes around how Canadians consume and acquire cannabis. A sample of 9,265 people living in Canada aged 35 to 44 years old were surveyed across four years from 2017–2020. The sample was 50.2% female, and 49.7% male, with less than 0.2% preferring not to respond. The sample was composed of 47.6% cannabis consumers, 33.8% potential cannabis consumers and 18.7% abstainers.
Among the Government of Canada’s stated goals in legalizing cannabis, two of the most prominent were to minimize the harms of use and to establish a safe and responsible supply chain (Health Canada, 2016). To understand the degree to which these goals have been achieved, this report examined how relevant behaviours and attitudes have changed over time and who is engaging in different risk behaviours.
Publication Date: 2022
Published By: Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction