New study say 40% of Canadians still buy illegal pot & men twice as likely to use

Six months after Canada legalized marijuana more than 40% of Canadians who said they used pot still bought it from illegal sources, a new Statistics Canada report shows.

The latest Stats Canada report says in April, May and June, 4.9 million Canadians over the age of 15 consumed pot and 42% of them bought at least some of their cannabis from illegal sources including drug dealers. Three in four Canadians who bought pot said quality and safety
were their most important considerations when buying it, while 42% cited price.

Men and women report somewhat different pot habits, with men almost twice as likely to use marijuana as women and women more
likely to consume edibles or use pot-based products like skin creams than men. Women were also more likely to get pot for free from family and friends.