A new study released Wednesday by the Statistical Institute of Quebec shows that cannabis use has increased only slightly since legalization in 2018.
The data showed that nearly one in five Quebecers used cannabis in 2022, a similar proportion to the previous year.
Cannabis use has increased by 5 percent since legalization, according to the study which not only shows that use has remained stable since 2018, the trend remains the same for most age groups over the past 15 years — with the exception of teens. Young people between the ages of 15 and 17 are consuming less, but there is an alarming new trend for people under the age of 18.
Among the various ways to consume cannabis, vaping has gained the most followers over the past year, even though the sale of cannabis vaping products is banned in Quebec.
In 2022, 24 percent of cannabis users vaped, compared to 19 percent in 2021. And for those ages 15 to 17,