3-in-10 may smoke pot
Usage highest among the youngest
TORONTO MARCH 29th, 2014 – In a series of random
samplings of public opinion taken by the Forum PollTM among 3663
Canadians 18 years of age and older, 3-in-10 said either that they had consumed
marijuana in the past year (13%) or declined to provide an answer (17%), for a
total of 3-in-10 (30%) who may be presumed to be active pot smokers. Incidence
of claimed use is highest among the youngest (27%), males (16%), lower income
groups (less than $20K - 19%), among Green Party voters (32%) and those with no
About one fifth of users consume marijuana daily
less than one fifth of marijuana users say they use it daily or more often (18%
of claimed users). The largest single group of users say they consume marijuana
on special occasions only (27%), followed by those who use it "a couple of
times a year" (16%). On average, those who consume marijuana do so just
less than twice a week, although more frequently among the youngest males.
Majority use marijuana recreationally
than half of claimed users say they consume marijuana for recreational purposes
(55%), while one tenth claim medical use only (11%). One quarter say it is used
for both purposes (25%).
Three quarters smoke in a pipe or cigarette
quarters of users (75%) smoke marijuana in either a cigarette (43%) or a pipe
(23%), while fewer use it as a tincture or oil (8%), in food or drink (6%) or
with a vaporizer (5%).
assume those who chose not to answer have something to hide, than we can assume
close to a third of Canadians are smoking marijuana, which is about a third
more than are smoking tobacco these days," said Forum Research President, Dr.
Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is
the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at email@example.com or at (416) 960-9603.