Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a survey has found that younger consumers in Canada are using more cannabis.

A new survey by Health Canada’s annual Canadian Cannabis suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic has had some impact on how Canadians use cannabis.

The survey has revealed that those who are under the age of 25 more likely to report an increase in their consumption.

Release this week, the survey found that 49 per cent of people reported using the same amount of cannabis as last year, a decrease from 56 per cent in 2020.

But 29 per cent of those surveyed reported using more cannabis, an increase from 22 per cent in 2020.

The survey discovered that 25 per cent of people 25 years and older using more cannabis, compared to 46 per cent of those aged 16 to 19 years and 40 per cent aged 20 to 24 years.

The frequency of daily or almost daily cannabis use however, among Canadians aged 16 and older, remained virtually unchanged between 2020 and 2021. Daily or almost daily use was also unchanged among 16 to 19-year-olds but increased among 20 to 24-year-olds.

Health Canada has conducted the Canadian Cannabis Survey every year since 2017. Data for the 2021 survey was collected from April to June 2021.


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