Survey Finds That The Majority of Quebec Cannabis Consumers Are Aged 18 To 24

A new survey suggests that the average Quebec cannabis consumer is young, male, and does not buy their weed from illegal dispensaries.

The survey, directed by Quebec’s Institut de statastique, polled 10,000 respondents aged 15 and older in back in June, several months before cannabis became legal across the country. The results, released Tuesday, provide a snapshot of what the average Quebec cannabis consumer looked like in the last days of prohibition.

48 percent of those polled said that they had consumed cannabis at one point in their life. 75 percent of those people say they procured it from “a family member, friend or an acquaintance,” as opposed to a designated dispensary.

A whopping 95 percent claimed that they consumed cannabis by smoking it. Behind that, edibles were the second most popular method for use.

One of the more interesting statistics found in the survey concludes that the largest consumers in Quebec are between the ages of 18 and 24 years old. This is especially notable considering the province’s recently elected Coalition Avenir Quebec government has stated that it intends to raise the legal age limit for purchasing cannabis to 21, among the highest in the country.

If or how these will impact decisions made on behalf of the CAQ remains to be seen.

(h/t: The Daily Hive)


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