Use of cannabis in B.C. expectedly higher than the rest of Canada

British Columbia has long been Canada’s go-to place for good weed, so it’s not surprising that the province has more users than any other.

As we’re watching the cannabis industry develop before our eyes, we started noticing that it can be used in various fields and for all sorts of purposes.

Researchers have found that the use of cannabis in Canada is prevalent among men, although women also have a lion’s share of the market.

Cannabis is also more popular among younger generations, and, geographically speaking, people of British Columbia like smoking it the most.

British Columbia has traditionally been the national leader in growing both medical and recreational cannabis, even before it was legal. It was basically California in Canada.

B.C. at the forefront of consumption

According to the 2019 World Drug Report, more than a quarter of people in the province aged 15 or older reported using cannabis in 2017.

The report shows that the consumption of cannabis is growing in percentages, as more than 60% of interviewed people reported smoking cannabis between 2011 and 2017.

The same report also says that the use of cannabis among adults is growing, while the Canadian population under 19 years of age is showing signs of reduced consumption.

Manitoba and Nova Scotia were also above the national average of 15%, while other provinces showed a smaller usage rate.

According to the report, it is still too early to assess the impacts of the legalization in Canada and parts of US properly, however, the authors do note that they should be monitored and carefully studied.

The report also states that there was a nationwide rise in the consumption of cannabis, as 40% of the people that were interviewed admitted to using cannabis between 2013 and 2017.

The use of cannabis is still the most popular among young people aged 15-24, although a significant number of people over 25 have shown interest in trying it.

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