StatsCan Numbers Show Pot Use Stayed About the Same Following Legalization

Men More Likely To Use Cannabis Than Women, Especially in Nova Scotia

Looks like legalizing pot didn’t lead to a mass influx of stoners after all.

According to Statistics Canada, about 4.6 million Canadians, roughly 15%, reported using cannabis in the last three months, figures that are similar to those reported before legalization. This applies to those 15 years of age or older.

The national data agency says this could change however, with 19 per cent of Canadians saying they may use it within the next three months.

StatsCan says men are more likely to spark up a joint than women, and it appears Nova Scotia likes the sticky icky the most; rates of cannabis consumption are higher there than across Canada.

While close to half of those cannabis users are doing so for non-medical reasons, those using it for medical reasons are more likely to buy it legally.