Canadians are showing a trend that shows they love cannabis. From 1990 through 2015, the number of Canadians who have tried cannabis has increased steadily from 296,800 to 695,600. On October 17th of 2018, Canada legalized adult use cannabis across the entire country. When this happened, Canada faced their first-ever cannabis shortage.
Dispensaries ran out of products. Others, however, had to close early and remain closed for days while trying to restock supplies from their provincial suppliers’ website. More Canadians than ever are legally enjoying cannabis these days.
So many in fact that experts are thinking that the legal demand for cannabis won’t have a solid supply until the next year to a year in a half. Explore a year to year climb in Canadian cannabis consumption in this informative and easy to understand infographic.
Canada was the second country in the world (after Uruguay) to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. The new rules vary somewhat from province to province, but broadly speaking, as of October 17, people aged 18 and over are allowed to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis in public. It is also now legal to grow up to four plants at home.
As our infographic shows, using data from Statistics Canada, these new laws will be welcomed by a significant amount of people. As of 2017, an estimated 695,600 people aged 15 and over participate in cannabis consumption daily. Estimates for weekly use are 1.3 million.
Infographic courtesy of: statista