Nearly Half Of Non-Consumers Have Tried Cannabis At Least Once

Civilized has partnered with PSB this year to conduct a survey of over 1,600 North American adults to explore modern cannabis culture. We had one question in mind for the people who don't consume cannabis, and that was 'have you ever?'

As it turns out, for a lot of people the answer to that question is yes. The results are cut pretty close to the centre, with 43% of people saying they've used cannabis at least once. That's a reasonable jump up from the 38% of non-consumers who claimed to have tried the stuff. But even though the gap is closing, the amount of people who have never used cannabis still holds the majority at 55%.

The results in Canada are similar. 40% said they had tried cannabis, and 58% said they hadn't. With nationwide legalization on the horizon for Canada and the ever-expanding legality of cannabis in the US, it'll be interesting to see how these numbers change over the next few years.


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