Well being Canada has launched outcomes of its annual Canadian Hashish Survey, utilizing knowledge collected between April and June of this 12 months.
Key findings from the 2021 Canadian Hashish Survey:
-Seven in ten Canadians really feel they’ve entry to reliable data to make knowledgeable choices about their hashish use. This will increase to virtually 9 in ten amongst individuals who used hashish previously 12 months.
-Frequency of every day or virtually every day hashish use amongst Canadians aged 16 and older who reported use of hashish previously 12 months remained nearly unchanged between 2020 (25%) and 2021 (26%). Each day or virtually every day use was additionally unchanged amongst 16 to 19 12 months olds (21% vs. 19%) and elevated amongst 20 to 24 12 months olds (23% in 2020 to 29% in 2021).
-The share of Canadians 16 years of age and older who reported utilizing hashish previously 12 months decreased from 27% in 2020 to 25% in 2021.
-Smoking stays the commonest methodology of consuming hashish, nevertheless it has declined, whereas vapourizing utilizing a vape pen, consuming, and making use of to pores and skin have elevated since 2020.
-Greater than half of those that use hashish select to acquire it by way of a authorized supply. Fifty-three % reported a authorized storefront as their typical supply, a rise from 41% in 2020, whereas 11% reported acquiring hashish from a authorized on-line supply.
-The COVID-19 pandemic has had some impacts on hashish use. Individuals who used hashish previously 12 months had been requested if their hashish use had modified due the pandemic—49% reported utilizing the identical quantity of hashish, a lower from 56% in 2020, whereas 29% reported utilizing extra (a rise from 22% in 2020) and 22% (unchanged from 2020) reported utilizing much less.
-Modifications in quantity of hashish used as a consequence of COVID-19 appeared to primarily have an effect on youthful age teams. Twenty-five % (25%) of individuals 25 years and older reported utilizing extra hashish, in comparison with 46% of these aged 16 to 19 years and 40% aged 20 to 24 years.
-Driving after hashish use previously 12 months (16%) has decreased amongst those that reported previous 12-month hashish use, as in comparison with 2020 outcomes (19%).
The 2021 outcomes are based mostly on on-line responses from greater than 10,000 respondents aged 16 years of age and older from every province and territory.