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Nova Scotians lead the country in cannabis consumption, says StatsCan

Thursday - 11/10/2018 19:32
23 per cent of Nova Scotia residents 15 and over used cannabis in third quarter of this year
The top three provinces where residents 15 and above tried cannabis in the third quarter were Nova Scotia, B.C. and Manitoba. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
The top three provinces where residents 15 and above tried cannabis in the third quarter were Nova Scotia, B.C. and Manitoba. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

While B.C. may be known for its production of bud, Nova Scotians lead the country in cannabis consumption among people 15 and older, according to Statistics Canada data released Thursday.

Smoking recreational cannabis will be legal in Canada for those 19 and older starting Wednesday though edible cannabis products will remain illegal for the time being.

According to the third-quarter findings for Statistics Canada's national cannabis survey, 23 per cent of Nova Scotia residents reported using cannabis, which was followed by B.C. at 20 per cent.

For the country as a whole, it worked out to 15 per cent of residents — or 4.6 million people.

The province with the smallest proportion of residents who used cannabis was Quebec at 10.1 per cent.

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