ARMSTRONG: How Canadians are buying cannabis and getting high now that it’s legal

Associate Professor of Operations Research in Brock’s Goodman School of Business, Michael Armstrong, wrote a piece recently published in The Conversation looking at how Canadians are purchasing recreational marijuana in the wake of legalization.

Armstrong writes:

There was much speculation throughout 2018 about Canada’s soon-to-be-legal cannabis market. But only recently has data become available that shows what cannabis consumers really want and actually buy.

For example, Statistics Canada recently released its National Cannabis Survey. The most-discussed finding is that cannabis use did not jump after legalization in October. The proportion of Canadians using it stayed around 15 per cent.

That’s good news for politicians who supported legalization, and for physicians concerned that legality would prompt surging usage.

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