The United Nations' latest world drug report shows more Canadians started using cannabis each year in the lead-up to the drug's legalization for recreational use.
A new survey suggests that Canadians appear to be sticking to pre-legalization methods of buying cannabis, while the stigma around the drug remains high and overall support for legalization seems to be fading.
Six months after the legalization of cannabis, early data and interviews with store operators suggest a considerable number of Canadians are lighting up for the first time.
New statistics show the number of cannabis confiscations at the Canadian border increased more than 60 per cent year-over-year in the first six weeks after pot legalization.
The national statistics offices says legalizing cannabis doesn't seem to have much changed how many people use the drug.
Consumers in Atlantic Canada have purchased more cannabis than the rest of the country in the first two months since legalization, according to new data from Statistics Canada.
Cannabis store sales totalled $54 million in November, the first full month of legal recreational pot sales, according to Statistics Canada.
In the year leading up to legalization, there was a significant uptick in the use of cannabis, notably among millennials and people aged 50 and older, a long-running survey has found.
Statistics Canada says sales at cannabis stores in the two weeks after legalization totalled $43 million.
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