Canada is set to legalize Marijuana in just a few weeks and that has provinces scrambling to prepare for what is sure to be a hectic first day of legal weed sales across the country.
We’ve often heard that Canadians are smoking a lot of marijuana, but according to Stats Canada, it seems that the vast majority of Canadians aren’t partaking.
According to them on average it’s actually a small percent of the population who are opting to spark up or enjoy cannabis products.
The average percent of the population aged 15 and older using marijuana in Canada is just 16% according to the government agency.
If you’re wondering which province has the highest percentage of use, it’s in Nunavut. Didn’t see that coming did you? 33% of those surveyed in Iqaluit said they had used pot in the past 3 months there.
The Northwest Territories is next with 27% in Yellowknife saying they’ve smoked it recently and third place goes to those in the Yukon with 23% of people in Whitehorse saying that they've used it.
Saskatchewan has the lowest, with only 10% of residents admitting that they’ve smoked weed recently.
The list reads as:
- Nunavut = 33%
- Northwest Territories = 27%
- Yukon = 23%
- Nova Scotia = 21%
- P.E.I. = 19%
- Ontario = 18%
- Newfoundland = 18%
- New Brunswick =17%
- B. C. = 17%
- Alberta = 16%
- Manitoba = 15%
- Quebec = 11%
- Saskatchewan = 10%
So if you thought that pot smoking was on par with something like alcohol consumption in Canada think again.
Canadians might be smoking a lot of pot, but it’s really just a small number doing most of it consuming.