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Legalization has almost no effect on the number of marijuana users in Canada

15% of Canadians over 15 years old – the same percentage as before.

According to a study by the national statistical organization Statistics Canada, about 4.6 million people, or 15% of Canadians over 15, have used cannabis at least once in the past three months. This is the same percentage that was before legalization. In addition, almost every fifth Canadian believes that he will use marijuana over the next three months.

Also, almost half of the respondents stated that they used marijuana for recreational purposes, and a quarter of respondents that they use it in medical.

Canadians indicated a number of factors influencing their choice of where to buy cannabis. The main factor was the issue of product quality and safety (76%), as well as the lowest price (38%) and availability (33%).

October 17, 2018 in Canada , a law came into force legalizing the storage and use of marijuana for recreational purposes. The Government of Canada hopes that this will push the illicit drug trade and improve public safety.

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