Introduction · Results by topic · Methods. The proportion of people who used cannabis in the past 12 months was approximately double among people born in Canada (29%) compared to people who were not born in Canada (15%). People who had used cannabis in the past 30 days were asked about the cannabis products they had purchased or received in the past 30 days and the frequency of these two cases. People who used cannabis for medical purposes in the past 30 days were asked from legal and illegal sources how much they had spent on cannabis in the past 30 days.
He is concerned that there may be an increase in cannabis use disorder during the pandemic because young people, ages 18 to 20, are the most likely to report an increase in use in the past year and are the cohort most at risk of becoming addicted to cannabis. People were asked if they had ever driven two hours after smoking or vaporizing cannabis and also if they had ever driven within four hours of ingesting cannabis by mouth. People who reported using cannabis in the past 12 months were asked who they had regularly obtained it from in the past 12 months. People between the ages of 16 and 24 reported using cannabis last year, with a percentage that was about double that of people aged 25 and over.
Overall, most people considered that the occasional use of alcohol or cannabis was risk-free or a mild risk. At the end of last year, 20% of Canadians aged 15 and older—or nearly 6.2 million people—reported using cannabis in the previous three months, according to Statistics Canada. At the same time, 21% of people aged 25 and over reported using less cannabis, compared to 27% of people aged 16 to 19 and 25% of those aged 20 to 24. People who had used cannabis in the past 12 months were asked if they would be more willing to publicly disclose their use of cannabis now that it is legal. Twenty-five percent (25%) of people reported using cannabis in the past 12 months, down from 27% in the previous cycle.
However, according to Konefal, the more you smoke, the greater the risks, especially for young people between 18 and 30 years old, who are at greater risk of suffering adverse effects from regular cannabis use. People who had used cannabis in the past 12 months were asked how often a cannabis product they intended to buy at a retailer regulated by the province was not available. People who used cannabis in the past 12 months were asked if the amount of cannabis they used had changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions that accompanied it. People who stated that their main activity was “going to school” last week reported that they had used cannabis for the past 12 months (35%) compared to those who selected an activity other than “going to school” (25%).