Statistics Canada released an analysis of cannabis trends and related metrics.
- In the first quarter of 2019, 5.3M Canadians (18%) older than 15 said they had used cannabis in the last three months, and 6% (2.2M) said they used cannabis daily or almost daily.
- This number doesn’t jibe with a recent survey by Dalhousie University which found twice as great a prevalence (37%) of self-reported cannabis users across Canada. Another phone survey of Ontarians and Albertans by Cowen and Co. found 40% said they’d used cannabis within the last month.
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- A small majority (55%) use illicit-for-now products like edibles and extracts.
- A second man convicted of a minor possession offence (two joints) decades ago (37 years) has been banned for life from the United States since legalization.
- Bill C-92, the Liberal government’s cannabis records-suspension law, cleared the Senate and will become law.
- The number of cannabis-related lobbyists registered federally has jumped from 25 in the 2015–16 year to 114 in 2018–19. Companies lobbying the federal government were led by Canopy (33 reported communications), followed by Tilray (19) and Aphria (9).
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